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.

Tina Wang, First Year Artist Diploma Recital

Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free admission: Tina Wang (saxophone) performs works by Glazunov, Caplet, Milhaud, Bedard, and Tomasi. With pianist Angelique Po.

Elsje de Ridder Armstrong Chamber Music Competition

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Chamber music – a conversation between friends. Come hear the culminating event for VAM’s Chamber Music Institute in honour of VAM’s visionary founding president, Elsje de Ridder Armstrong.

VAM Spring Carnival & Open House

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10am - 3pm

Vancouver Academy of Music

Free Admission: VAM’s Spring Carnival & Open House is the perfect opportunity for both prospective and existing students to celebrate the VAM community.  Open-door classes allow the exploration of the various programs VAM has to offer and student concerts throughout the day showcase the wide variety of achievements over the past academic year. When you… Read more »

VAM Symphony Orchestra: Carnival of the Animals

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 2:00pm

Orpheum Theatre

From the graceful reverie of a faun to the lumbering waltz of an elephant, the French flair for musical imagery pervades Debussy’s dream-like Prélude à l’après–midi d’un faune and Saint-Saëns’ cavalcade of comical creatures, The Carnival of the Animals. Featuring Poulenc’s Concert champêtre for harpsichord and orchestra and VAM’s Mary Buckerfield White Choral program in works by Gabriel Fauré. Buy tickets here… Read more »

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Spring Choral Concert

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 2:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

VAM’s four choirs, featuring singers of all ages, join together for a festive afternoon of springtime choral singing.

**New Time** VAM Intermediate Symphony Spring Concert

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Melodies flow in cinematic arches and rhythms find their groove in Bernstein’s Overture to West Side Story, suite from the movie La La Land, and Funk Songs for String Orchestra. Featuring the winners of the 2017/18 VAM Intermediate Symphony Concerto Competition. VAM’s Orchestral Training Program is supported by: RBC Foundation The R &… Read more »

**New Date & Time** VAM Pre-Junior & Junior Symphony Spring Concert

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 6:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Music greets the springtime with the florid landscape of Delibes’ Flower Duet and the convivial melodies of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Cappricio Espagnol. Featuring the winners of the 2017/18 VAM Junior Symphony Concerto Competition. VAM’s Orchestral Training Program is supported by: RBC Foundation The R & J Stern Family Foundation

VAM Composition Department Concert with Standing Wave

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: One of Vancouver’s most cutting edge chamber ensembles and advocates of Canadian music, Standing Wave performs music by VAM composition students in the final instalment of three collaborative events.

Adult Learning Program Soirée

Friday, May 25, 2018, 7:00pm

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!

Group Piano Spring Concert

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 9:30am

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

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.