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BassFest Competition

The Vancouver Academy of Music BassFest Competition is designed to identify talented bass students and afford them recognition and financial assistance. One adjudicator external to VAM will evaluate contestants with $3,000 in total scholarships awarded for select 2024/25 VAM tuition. Scholarships Up to three $500 scholarships will be awarded to students in each category: –… Read more »

VAMFP Debut Spotlight Solo Competition

VAM presents its 4th annual VAM Friendly Philharmonic, formerly known as Pre-Junior Symphony, Debut Spotlight Solo Competition providing an opportunity for up to three soloists to perform a movement of a concerto or solo piece with the VAM Friendly Philharmonic*. VAM will ensure that the competition is impartially and professionally conducted with a two-person adjudication… Read more »

VAMSO Vivaldi Competition

VAM presents its inaugural VAMSO Vivaldi Competition providing an opportunity for up to four soloists to perform Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with the VAM Symphony Orchestra. 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 the competing musicians. Eligibility Eligible… Read more »

VAMJS Concerto Competition

VAM presents its seventh annual VAM Junior Symphony Concerto Competition providing an opportunity for up to three soloists to perform a movement of a concerto with the VAM Junior Symphony.* 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 the… Read more »

Phyllis Salter Piano Competition

The Vancouver Academy of Music Phyllis Salter Piano Competition is designed to identify young talented students and afford them recognition and financial assistance. Up to nine winners will be chosen with $4,500 in total scholarship awards available for 2024/25 VAM tuition. Scholarships Up to three $500 scholarships will be awarded to winners in each category:… Read more »

VAMIS Concerto Competition

VAM presents its seventh annual VAM Intermediate Symphony Concerto Competition providing an opportunity for up to three soloists to perform a movement of a concerto with the VAM Intermediate Symphony.* 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 the… Read more »

Young Composers’ Competition

Vancouver Academy of Music presents its fourth Young Composers’ Competition, providing a platform for students to experience the art of composition with the ultimate prize of having their work performed at the Orpheum Theatre by the VAM Symphony Orchestra. Awards Scholarship awards of $500 will be awarded to the winner of each category: Junior (ages… 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 2024/25 VAM scholarships. Dates Application Deadline: January 15, 2024, 11:59pm Competition: February 12, 2024* Winners’ Concert:… Read more »

Jerold Gerbrecht Woodwind & Brass Competition

The Vancouver Academy of Music Jerold Gerbrecht Woodwind and Brass Competition is designed to offer recognition and financial assistance to talented woodwind and brass students. $1,200 total in scholarships will be awarded for 2024/25 VAM tuition. Instruments Flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion Eligibility Eligible students are those enrolled in… Read more »

Barbara Clague Festival of Song

VAM is honored to present the 10th 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 »