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.

Alto Clef Festival Concert

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

The alto voice of the violin instrument family takes the spotlight in this concert featuring students of VAM’s viola department.

Orchestral Year-End Concerts

Saturday, May 25, 2019, Pre-Junior & Junior Orchestras: 6:00pm | Intermediate Orchestra: 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free admission: Ending the season with diverting delights, VAM’s Pre-Junior, Junior & Intermediate Orchestra perform music by Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, and more. VAM’s Orchestral Training Program is supported by: RBC Foundation The R & J Stern Family Foundation

Marian Schreiber Suzuki Festival Concert

Sunday, May 26, 2019, 2:00pm

Orpheum Theatre

Free admission: Since 1969, VAM’s reputation has been built on the success of our Suzuki program with some of North America’s most experienced instructors of this proven methodology. One of the most primary principles of the Suzuki method is the importance placed in music as a shared experience, reflected in this culminating festival where many… Read more »

Dal Richards School of Swing Spring Gala

Sunday, May 26, 2019, 2:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free admission: Swing into spring with classics rendered by VAM’s jazz orchestra named after Vancouver’s very own ‘King of Swing’ and VAM supporter, Dal Richards.

Adult Learning Program Soirée

Friday, May 31, 2019, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free admission: One of VAM’s fastest 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

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

In VAM’s most prestigious competition, distinguished students compete for the chance to appear as featured soloist in the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra’s 2019/20 season. Competition time is dependent on number of applicants and will be posted online in early May, 2019.

Group Piano Spring Concert

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:00am

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

This event, originally scheduled for May 18, has been moved to June 1. Free admission: Representing one of VAM’s key foundational programs that builds essential skills of music training, group piano students of Rebecca Kelly present their year-end performance.  

VAM Schola Cantorum and Vancouver Viols present My Days: Old and New Music for Voices and Viols

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 2:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free admission: Vancouver Viols join VAM Schola Cantorum for a unique presentation of ancient and contemporary music for voices and viol consort. Music by Gavin Bryars, Nico Muhly, Orlando Gibbons, and Henry Purcell.