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VAMJS Concerto Competition

VAM presents its fourth annual VAM Junior Symphony Concerto Competition providing an opportunity for up to three soloists to perform a movement of a concerto with VAMJS during the 2018/19 season.* VAM will ensure that the competition is impartially and professionally conducted with a two-person adjudication panel consisting of experienced musicians with no affiliation with… Read more »

VAMIS Concerto Competition

VAM presents its fourth annual VAM Intermediate Symphony Concerto Competition providing an opportunity for up to three soloists to perform a movement of a concerto with VAMIS during the 2018/19 season.* VAM will ensure that the competition is impartially and professionally conducted with a two-person adjudication panel consisting of experienced musicians with no affiliation with… Read more »

Phyllis Salter Piano Competition

  Update: the preliminary round of the Phyllis Salter Competition, previously scheduled for January 25, will take place on January 29, 2019. The Vancouver Academy of Music Phyllis Salter Piano Competition is designed to identify young talented students and afford them recognition and financial assistance. Five finalists will be chosen to perform in the final… Read more »

Bjorn & Lori Hareid Senior Secondary Competition

Now in its 27th year, VAM’s Bjorn & Lori Hareid Annual Senior Secondary Competition is designed to recognize young talented musicians and support their future musical endeavours. Six finalists will receive a performance opportunity and award money. Dates Application Deadline: January 11, 2019, 11:59pm Competition: February 15, 2019 Applicants will receive notice of their specific… Read more »

Edith Lando Gifted Youth Competition

The Vancouver Academy of Music Edith Lando Gifted Youth Competition is designed to identify young talented students and afford them recognition and financial assistance. Two adjudicators external to VAM will choose eight finalists with $3,000 in total awarded for 2019/20 VAM scholarships. Categories Violin, viola, cello, piano, harp, woodwind, brass, voice If no qualified student… Read more »

Jerold Gerbrecht Woodwind & Brass Competition

The Vancouver Academy of Music Jerold Gerbrecht Woodwind and Brass Competition is designed to identify young talented woodwind and brass students and afford them recognition and financial assistance. $1,200 total in scholarships will be awarded for 2019/20 VAM tuition. Instruments Flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba Eligibility Eligible students are those… Read more »

Barbara Clague Festival of Song

VAM is honored to present the 7th Annual Barbara Clague Festival of Song. The outpouring of support from the Clague family, as well as numerous friends wishing to pay tribute to Barbara Clague’s memory, has been both touching and inspiring. The purpose of the Festival is to spotlight talented vocalists – 18 years of age… Read more »

Elsje de Ridder Armstrong Chamber Music Competition

UPDATE: the competition deadline has been extended to April 8, 11:59pm.  The Vancouver Academy of Music Elsje de Ridder Armstrong Chamber Music Competition is designed to identify young talented students and afford them recognition and financial assistance. Students will be adjudicated by one distinguished musician external to VAM, with $2,750 total scholarship awards available for… Read more »

Alto Clef Festival

Note: The competition, originally scheduled for May 9, will take place on May 10, 2019.  The Vancouver Academy of Music Alto Clef Festival is designed to identify talented viola students and afford them recognition and financial assistance. One adjudicator external to VAM will evaluate contestants with $1,000 in total scholarships awarded for 2019/20 VAM tuition…. Read more »

Kay Meek Competition

The Vancouver Academy of Music Kay Meek Competition is designed to identify young talented students and afford them recognition and financial assistance. Dates Application Deadline: April 30, 2019, 11:59pm Competition: May 31, 2019 Students will receive notice of their specific time slot following the application deadline. Adjudication The competition will be judged by a panel… Read more »