Competitions

VAM’s annual competitions aim to identify the accomplishment of talented students and offer recognition for their hard work.  Awards include opportunities to perform as soloist with one of VAM’s orchestras and scholarships to assist students in advancing their musical studies.

2020/21 Applications Open

2020/21 Applications Closed

CANCELLED due to COVID-19: Bjorn & Lori Hareid Provincial Concerto Competition

Who is eligible: Music students residing in BC age 26 and under as of June 1, 2020

To apply: Applications are not currently available.

CANCELLED due to COVID-19: Elsje de Ridder Armstrong Chamber Music Competition

Who is eligible: Chamber groups consisting of VAM registered students

To apply: Applications are not currently available.

CANCELLED due to COVID-19: Barbara Clague Festival of Song

Who is eligible: VAM voice students born after January 1, 2001

To apply: Applications are not currently available.

Jerold Gerbrecht Woodwind & Brass Competition

Who is eligible: VAM woodwind & brass students

Application deadline: February 3

Competition dates: February 24 (Competition) and March 5 (Winner's Concert)

To apply: Apply online or download an application form.

Edith Lando Gifted Youth Competition

Who is eligible: VAM students 13 and under as of December 31, 2019

Application deadline: January 20

Competition dates: February 10 (competition) and 23 (scholarship recital)

To apply: Apply online or download an application form.

VAMIS Concerto Competition

Who is eligible: Registered members of VAMIS

Application deadline: October 5

Competition dates: October 19

To apply: Apply online or download an application form.

Young Composers’ Competition

Who is eligible: Music students residing in BC age 22 and under as of December 31, 2019

Application deadline: January 10

Competition dates: April 4 finalist reading session with VAM Symphony Orchestra

To apply: Apply online or download an application form.

CANCELLED due to COVID-19: Alto Clef Festival

Who is eligible: VAM viola students

To apply: Applications are not currently available.

VAMJS Concerto Competition

Who is eligible: Registered members of VAMJS

Application deadline: October 5

Competition dates: October 19

To apply: Apply online or download an application form.

POSTPONED due to COVID-19: Aldo Parisot Cellofest Competition

Who is eligible: Students currently or previously enrolled in private cello lessons at VAM age 26 and under as of June 1, 2020

To apply: Applications are not currently available.

CANCELLED due to COVID-19: Phyllis Salter Piano Competition

Who is eligible: VAM piano students ages 26 and under

To apply: Applications are not currently available.

VAMPJ Debut Spotlight Solo Competition

Who is eligible: Registered members of VAMPJ

Application deadline: October 5

Competition dates: October 19

To apply: Apply online or download an application form.