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.

Faculty Chamber Series: Arensky, Glinka, & Shostakovich

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 2:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Members of VAM’s illustrious faculty present works by monumental Russian composers of the 19th and 20th centuries: Anton Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 and Mikhail Glinka’s Trio pathétique are featured with Three Violin Duets with Piano and Piano Quintet by Dmitri Shostakovich. A. K. Coope,clarinet Sophie Dansereau, bassoon Ji Eun Jenny Lim, violin David Gillham,… Read more »

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Piano Masterclass with Andrew Tyson

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 2:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission, Co-presented with Vancouver Recital Society: Hailed by BBC Radio 3 as “a real poet of the piano,” Andrew Tyson is emerging as a distinctive and important new musical voice. In 2015, he was awarded First Prize at the Géza Anda Competition in Zürich, as well as the Mozart and Audience Prizes, and is a… Read more »

Barbara Clague Festival of Song

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 7:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: A humanitarian, social justice and cultural champion, Barbara Clague was dedicated to the arts and, most importantly, people.  The Barbara Clague Festival of Song was established in her honour to nourish up-and-coming young singers and their talents.  Join us for an afternoon of song and music – this is a marvelous opportunity to… Read more »

Strawberry & Tea Student Concerts

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 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!

College Program Concert

Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:30pm

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.

Elsje de Ridder Armstrong Chamber Music Competition

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 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 4, 2019, 10:00am-3:00pm

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 are… Read more »

VAM Symphony Orchestra: Firebird Suite

Sunday, May 12, 2019, 2:00pm

Orpheum Theatre

Evoking the radiant verdure of an enchanted garden, VAM Symphony Orchestra brings the 2018/19 season to an exhilarating close with Stravinsky’s vibrant, folk-inspired Suite from The Firebird. In an afternoon of monumental Russian masterworks, internationally renowned pianist and VAM alumnus Jon Kimura Parker – hailed by the New York Times as “an insightful, energetic soloist” –… Read more »

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Adult Learning Program Soirée

Friday, May 17, 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!

For the Beauty of the Earth: VAM Spring Choral Concert

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 2:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

VAM’s five choirs, featuring singers of all ages, join together for an afternoon of springtime choral singing.