Performance Exams & Honour Society

Vancouver Academy of Music’s Performance Exams are a celebration of the achievement and progress made during the course of the academic year. Students are invited to performance opportunities that include guidance from distinguished music educators of the Vancouver area. Eligible participants are those aged 5 and older enrolled in VAM private lessons for the instrument on which they perform in the exam.

For Ages 5 to Adult, Students of All Levels

VAM Performance Exams are inclusive of all levels. There are no restrictions on works performed regarding difficulty; students are encouraged to work with their instructor to determine which repertoire selections are best to help them achieve their own personal goals. Any level may be completed regardless of whether or not the student participated in exams for the preceding levels.

Exams will be evaluated and scored on the basis of the student’s performance in relation to the demands of the chosen repertoire and will include written commentary from the examiner.


Junior Exams: $40
Intermediate Exams: $50
Senior Exams: $60
Advanced Senior Performers’ Certificate: $80
Adult Learning Class 1: $40 | Class 2: $50 | Class 3: $60 | Class 4: $80

2019/20 Dates

Registration period : January 1 – March 11, 2020
Examination period: May 11-22, 2020
a) Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass: May 11-15
b) Piano: May 19-22
c) Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Harp: May 11
d) Guitar: May 19
e) Voice: May 21
f) Adult (all instruments): May 14

Deadline for Honour Society Application Form: May 31, 2020


David Visentin, Strings

Jane Hayes, Piano

Full Details

Download a Performance Exam & Honour Society Brochure

Apply for VAM Honour Society

Applicants must include the following as part of their Honour Society application:
-Register for a Performance Exam (available below during registration period)
-An Application Form
-A Volunteer Hour Record
-A reference letter from their primary VAM private teacher

Register for a Performance Exam

Performance Exams are available for VAM students only. Please log into your account to register.