Events

Welcome to VAM, a place of vibrancy where the inspiring nature of the performing arts is celebrated. Founded in 1969, VAM has been spreading a love of learning and musical excellence for generations of aspiring musicians. In addition to our primary focus as a centre of music education, VAM also acts as a central hub for concerts and cultural events, producing a wide variety of events – orchestra, chamber music, vocal theatre, recitals and masterclasses – which offer a wonderful opportunity to enrich your family’s cultural experience within VAM’s musical community.

Orchestral Program Holiday Concerts

Saturday, December 10, 2022, 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm & 7:30 pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Join VAM’s Pre-Junior, Junior, and Intermediate symphonies for some festive tunes and holiday favourites, featuring works by Strauss, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and more. The concerts also feature three of our Concerto Competition winners. Pre-Junior Symphony: 5:30pm Get tickets here Junior Symphony: 6:30pm Get tickets here  Intermediate Symphony : 7:30pm Get tickets here VAM’s Orchestral… Read more »

VAM Symphony Orchestra: The Four Seasons and The Nutcracker with Caitlin Wong, violin

Sunday, December 11, 2022, 2:00 pm

Orpheum Theatre

Tickets $15 general, $10 student/senior at vamso.ca Join the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) in their winter concert with two perennial favourites of the season. Let The Nutcracker Suite whisk you away to a faraway land, filled with musical delights and indulgences. VAMSO Concertmaster Caitlin Wong takes the spotlight in Vivaldi’s The Four… Read more »

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Strawberry & Tea Student Concerts

Sunday, January 22, 2023, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Join the VAM community in this monthly series that features students from a variety of programs celebrating all levels of musical learning!

Songs of the Wasteland

Sunday, January 29, 2023, 2:00 pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

$10 general, $5 students/seniors available at vam.ca This musical drama is the journey of Renia Perel – a story of tragedy, survival, hope, and healing. Echoing fragments of Jewish tradition and culture in 20th-century Europe, Songs of the Wasteland is dedicated to Holocaust Remembrance and honouring those who risked their welfare for the Jewish people…. Read more »

Strawberry & Tea Student Concerts

Sunday, February 12, 2023, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Join the VAM community in this monthly series that features students from a variety of programs celebrating all levels of musical learning!

College Winter Recital

Friday, February 17, 2023, 7:30 pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Showcasing the highest level of education that VAM offers, the College Program Concert Series spotlights the post-secondary students of VAM’s Music Performance Diploma and Artist Diploma programs.

VAM Vocal Theatre: Song Composition Project

Friday, March 10, 2023, 7:30 pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Come be a part of the premiere of newly composed songs. Under the direction of VAM faculty Robyn Driedger-Klassen and Edward Top, VAM’s Vocal Theatre presents the Song Composition Project, a collaboration between VAM’s composition and voice students.

Edith Lando Gifted Youth Competition Winner’s Recital

Sunday, March 12, 2023, 2:00 pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission Named after an outstanding arts advocate and humanitarian, the Edith Lando Gifted Youth Competition opens doors for the next generation. Eight talented students aged 14 and under are selected from the preliminary round to receive tuition scholarships and perform in this winner’s concert to commemorate Edith Lando’s dedication to providing opportunities for youth.

Strawberry & Tea Student Concerts

Sunday, April 2, 2023, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission Join the VAM community in this monthly series that features students from a variety of programs celebrating all levels of musical learning!

YACP Spring Recital

Friday, April 14, 2023, 7:30 pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: VAM’s Young Artist Collegiate Program (YACP) gives musically exceptional high school students a head start into college-level studies through intensive development of academic and performance skills. As they take to the stage and perform, come for an evening concert to celebrate the talents and gifts of these young, budding musicians.