Category: Announcements

VAMSO performs “Masquerade” by Edward Top

Edward Top is very excited that his work “Masquerade” has another chance to play in Vancouver. “This was my first piece that I wrote for the VSO back in 2011,” he said. “And before that, I wrote even more complex music. So I thought, OK, this is my first composition for the orchestra so I… Read more »

VAM Alumni at Carnegie Hall

VAM Alumni are going to be performing at Carnegie Hall in December –  Melody Quah and Naomi Woo have been chosen to perform alongside seven other Yale University pianists in a Prokofiev Sonata marathon. Go VAM! Go Yale! More information here: http://music.yale.edu/concerts/newyork.html

New Language Arts Classes

Vancouver Academy of Music is pleased to announce two new elementary enrichment programs in Language Arts. The cognitive link between music and writing is undeniable, and is aptly demonstrated with countless musical masterpieces that have been directly influenced by seminal works of literature. Taught by a certified elementary teacher, Reading Power and Writer’s Circle help… Read more »

Vancouver New Music Presents: Sonic Playground

Vancouver New Music, in partnership with the Vancouver Academy of Music presents a new edition of Sonic Playground on Saturday, January 26, 2014 at 10 AM. This interactive, improvisational and educational music program is a FREE event, open to children 8 – 12 years old, hosted at the Vancouver Academy of Music (1270 Chestnut Street,… Read more »

Olivia Cho makes her Orpheum Theatre debut with VAMSO

The talented young cellist, Olivia Cho, is making her Orpheum Theatre debut playing  Saint-Saens “Cello Concerto No. 1” with VAMSO on Sunday, February 23rd at 2 p.m. Playing with an orchestra can be a daunting challenge for any young performer, but Olivia Cho is handling it with a maturity beyond her years. “It was kind… Read more »

VAM Symphony Orchestra DVD on sale now!

  We are now selling DVDs of the first VAM Symphony Orchestra concert of 2011/2012. They are $12 each, and we have limited copies, so make sure to get yours soon! The program of performances is shown below, and featured on the DVD case as well. DVDs available from the VAM Office.

An Invitation from Joseph Elworthy and the Koerner Quartet

The Koerner Quartet would like to invite you to the first concert of our 2013/2014 season on Friday, October 18th, at 7:30pm. As the ensemble-in-residence at the Vancouver Academy of Music, the Koerner Quartet fulfills a mandate to promote the appreciation of chamber music by presenting a series of four concerts per season which are… Read more »

Competition Brochures available!

Announcing a portion of our competitions for the 2013-14 school year! The Young Composers’ Competition is a new competition this year, and gives aspiring composers a chance to explore the art of composition further and a chance to hear their own work being performed by the VAM Symphony Orchestra. Young Composers Competition Brochure The VAMSO… Read more »

Workshop with Jesse Nolan (Blue Man Group)

VAM is pleased to host Jesse Nolan (Music Director, Blue Man Group) on Monday, March 24th for an exclusive workshop! Join Blue Man Group Resident Music Director Jesse Nolan as he presents “Painting With Sound,” a unique workshop that gives attendees a glimpse into the world of Blue Man Group. Dive deep into the music and… Read more »