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.

Gwen Thompson-Robinow’s The Embodied Violinist: Book Launch & Masterclasses

Sunday, September 23, 2018, 10:00am-4:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Gwen Thompson-Robinow, former VAM faculty and member of the Order of Canada, is one of Canada’s premiere violin pedagogues with a legacy that encompasses the careers of many professional musicians with former students including current VAM faculty Lawrie Hill, Evelyn Creaser and Nicki Stieda. Celebrating the launch of her book The Embodied Violinist, Ms. Thompson-Robinow… Read more »

Strawberry & Tea Student Concerts

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 1:00pm & 3:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission VAM’s monthly series features students from a variety of programs celebrating all levels of musical learning. Join the VAM community in its tradition of music topped with a serving of tea and strawberries!

VAM Symphony Orchestra: Next Generation BC

Sunday, October 7, 2018, 2:00pm

Orpheum Theatre

See the next generation of musical stars take the spotlight in VAMSO’s 2018/19 season opening concert! The culmination of Vancouver Academy of Music’s two flagship competitions converge to form a spectacular extravaganza of prodigious young talent, featuring the winners of VAM’s Orpheum Theatre Concerto Competition as soloists and world premieres by winners of VAM’s Young… Read more »

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Strawberry & Tea Student Concerts

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 1:00pm & 3:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: VAM’s monthly series features students from a variety of programs celebrating all levels of musical learning. Join the VAM community in its tradition of music topped with a serving of tea and strawberries!

Halloween Orchestral Concerts

Saturday, October 27, 2018, Pre-Junior & Junior Orchestras: 6:00pm | Intermediate Orchestra: 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: In the attire of ghostly and ghoulish guises, VAM’s Pre-Junior, Junior, and Intermediate Symphonies present music by Rossini, Glinka, and a special spooky feature of Meyer’s Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space. VAM’s Orchestral Training Program is supported by: RBC Foundation The R & J Stern Family Foundation

Adult Learning Program Soirée

Friday, November 16, 2018, 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!

VAM Symphony Orchestra: The Planets

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2:00pm

Orpheum Theatre

Presented in collaboration with Canadian Music Competition Ambassadors Concert Series / Série de concerts des ambassadeurs Inspired by the luminous night sky, Holst’s The Planets swirls with the energy of the cosmos and invokes seven colossal astrological characters in one of the most loved works of the 20th century. Bringing the firmament underneath the opulent arches of the… Read more »

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Adult Learning Program Soirée

Friday, November 23, 2018, 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!

College Program Concert

Saturday, November 24, 2018, 7:00pm

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.

Strawberry & Tea Student Concerts

Sunday, November 25, 2018, 1:00pm & 3:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: VAM’s monthly series features students from a variety of programs celebrating all levels of musical learning. Join the VAM community in its tradition of music topped with a serving of tea and strawberries!