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.

Adult Learning Program Soirée Concert

Friday, May 26, 2017, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: One of VAM’s fasting growing communities, the Adult Learning Program is a celebration of lifelong learning through music. Come hear a highlight of our adult learners in an evening gathering of music, food, and conversation!

Kay Meek Competition Finals

Saturday, May 27, 2017, 7:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: In the final round of VAM’s most prestigious competition, six distinguished students compete for the chance to appear as featured soloist in the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra’s 2017/18 season.

Dal Richards School of Swing Spring Gala

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Named in honour of Vancouver’s very own ‘King of Swing’ and VAM supporter, Mr. Dal Richards, School of Swing students join Vancouver Legacy Jazz Orchestra for an evening of jazz and swing classics. Repertoire includes: Moten Swing, Buster & Bennie Moten, arr. Sammy Nestico Shiny Stockings, Count Basie, arr. Sammy Nestico 920 Special, Count Basie, transcription… Read more »

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Cello Masterclass with Desmond Hoebig

Friday, June 2, 2017, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free admission: Desmond Hoebig, VAM almunus and Professor of Cello at the Shepherd School of Music (Rice University), has had a distinguished career as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician. Mr. Hoebig was a first-prize winner at the Munich International Competition, the CBC Talent Competition, and the Canadian Music Competition; he was also an award… Read more »

Koerner Piano Trio: Reveries of France

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 7:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Luxuriant daydreams tinged with pensive elegance herald the onset of summer in the closing of Koerner Piano Trio’s 2016/17 season. Vast hues of the characteristic French style blend to form an array of colours and textures in the masterworks of Fauré and Ravel, enclosing the hidden treasure of Germaine Tailleferre’s exquisite contribution to the piano trio… Read more »

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