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.

Strawberry & Tea Student Recital

Sunday, October 2, 2022, 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.

VAM Symphony Orchestra: Brahms with Ian Parker, piano

Sunday, October 23, 2022, 2:00 pm

Orpheum Theatre

Tickets $15 general, $10 student/senior at vamso.ca The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra’s (VAMSO) season opening concert begins with Wagner’s Die Meistersinger: Prelude, the lighthearted and fun introduction to his comic opera. To follow is Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, a piece that does not shy away from dramatic passages while celebrating the joys and… Read more »

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YACP Fall Recital

Friday, November 4, 2022, 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.

Strawberry & Tea Student Concerts

Sunday, November 6, 2022, 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 Program Fall Recital

Friday, November 18, 2022, 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.

Harp Extravaganza

Saturday, November 19, 2022, 7:00 pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Come and witness the launch of Vancouver’s biggest annual celebration of harps!  Featuring VAM prize winning students, faculty members, three VAM harp ensembles and special guest performer Joseph Elworthy, President and CEO of VAM. Harp Extravaganza will showcase 40+ harps on stage with heavenly music that will warm your heart!

Adult Learning Program Soirée

Monday, November 21, 2022, 7:30 pm

Mary Olson 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 and conversation!

Adult Learning Program Soirée B

Saturday, November 26, 2022, 7:30 pm

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!

Aldo Parisot Cello Ensemble and Flute Ensembles Winter Concert

Sunday, November 27, 2022, 7:00 pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: VAM’s Aldo Parisot Cello Ensemble and Flute Ensembles present their first joint concert. Enjoy an evening of music written for these two unique yet melodic ensembles.

VAM Vocal Theatre: Songs and Ensembles

Thursday, December 1, 2022, 7:30 pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission VAM’s college voice department, led by Department Head Robyn Driedger-Klassen and Director Alan Corbishley, reinvigorates vocal repertoire through modern, innovative staging.