Competition Status: 2022/23 Applications Closed

Competition Status: 2022/23 Applications Closed

VAMJS Concerto Competition

Class Description: VAM presents its seventh annual VAM Junior Symphony Concerto Competition providing an opportunity for up to three soloists to perform a movement of a concerto with the VAM Junior Symphony.* VAM will ensure that the competition is impartially and professionally conducted with a two-person adjudication panel consisting of experienced musicians with no affiliation with the competing musicians. *performance date to be assigned by conductor Eligibility Eligible students: -are currently members in good standing of VAM Junior Symphony; -are not winners of the VAMJS 2021/22 Concerto Competition. Dates Application Deadline: September 26, 2022, 11:59pm Competition: October 17, 2022 Students will receive notice of their specific time slot following the application deadline. Competition Rules 1. Students must perform on the instrument they currently play in VAMJS. 2. The selection must be approved by VAMJS conductor Joseph Elworthy and meet length, orchestration and proficiency requirements. Repertoire approval will be confirmed within 3 business days of the application deadline. 3. Students must provide 2 copies of the solo part or piano reduction for the adjudication committee (photocopies are permitted). 4. Performers must perform from memory. 5. Performers must perform with and provide their own pianist. 6. The competition phase is closed to the public with the exception of the parent/guardian and teacher of the student performing; no video or audio recording permitted. 7. Repertoire selections must not exceed 15 minutes in duration. For the competition, tutti passages must be shortened. 8. All applications must include a $60 application fee, which includes recording of the competition round. 9. 1 winner awarded the Orpheum Prize performs at the Orpheum Theatre; 2 winners awarded the VAM Prize will perform at VAM. 10. By applying to the competition, the student and parent/guardian agree that any resulting recordings may be used for VAM's promotional purposes. Apply [gravityform id="166" title="false" description="false"]

VAMPJ Debut Spotlight Solo Competition

Class Description: VAM presents its 3rd annual VAM Pre-Junior Symphony Debut Spotlight Solo Competition providing an opportunity for up to three soloists to perform a movement of a concerto or solo piece with the VAM Pre-Junior Symphony*. VAM will ensure that the competition is impartially and professionally conducted with a two-person adjudication panel consisting of experienced musicians with no affiliation with the competing musicians. *performance date to be assigned by conductor Eligibility Eligible students: -are currently members in good standing of VAM Pre-Junior Symphony; -are not winners of the 2021/22 VAMPJ Solo Competition. Dates Application Deadline: September 26, 2022, 11:59pm Competition: October 17, 2022 Students will receive notice of their specific time slot following the application deadline. Competition Rules 1. Students must perform on the instrument they currently play in VAMPJ. 2. The selection must be approved by VAMPJ conductor and meet length, orchestration and proficiency requirements. Repertoire approval will be confirmed within 3 business days of the application deadline. 3. Students must provide 2 copies of the solo part or piano reduction for the adjudication committee (photocopies are permitted). 4. Performers must perform from memory. 5. Performers must perform with and provide their own pianist. 6. The competition phase is closed to the public with the exception of the parent/guardian and teacher of the student performing; no video or audio recording permitted. 7. Repertoire selections must not exceed 15 minutes in duration. For the competition, tutti passages must be shortened. 8. All applications must include a $60 application fee, which includes recording of the competition round. 9. 1 winner awarded the Orpheum Prize performs at the Orpheum Theatre; 2 winners awarded the VAM Prize will perform at VAM. 10. By applying to the competition, the student and parent/guardian agree that any resulting recordings may be used for VAM's promotional purposes. Apply [gravityform id="167" title="false" description="false"]

VAMIS Concerto Competition

Class Description: VAM presents its seventh annual VAM Intermediate Symphony Concerto Competition providing an opportunity for up to three soloists to perform a movement of a concerto with the VAM Intermediate Symphony.* VAM will ensure that the competition is impartially and professionally conducted with a two-person adjudication panel consisting of experienced musicians with no affiliation with the competing musicians. *performance date to be assigned by conductor Eligibility Eligible students: -are currently members in good standing of VAM Intermediate Symphony; -are not winners of the VAMIS 2021/22 Concerto Competition. Dates Application Deadline: September 26, 2022, 11:59pm Competition: October 17, 2022 Students will receive notice of their specific time slot following the application deadline. Competition Rules 1. Students must perform on the instrument they currently play in VAMIS. 2. The selection must be approved by VAMIS conductor Joseph Elworthy and meet length, orchestration and proficiency requirements. Repertoire approval will be confirmed within 3 business days of the application deadline. 3. Students must provide 2 copies of the solo part or piano reduction for the adjudication committee (photocopies are permitted). 4. Performers must perform from memory. 5. Performers must perform with and provide their own pianist. 6. The competition phase is closed to the public with the exception of the parent/guardian and teacher of the student performing; no video or audio recording permitted. 7. Repertoire selections must not exceed 15 minutes in duration. For the competition, tutti passages must be shortened. 8. All applications must include a $60 application fee, which includes recording of the competition round. 9. 1 winner awarded the Orpheum Prize performs at the Orpheum Theatre; 2 winners awarded the VAM Prize will perform at VAM. 10. By applying to the competition, the student and parent/guardian agree that any resulting recordings may be used for VAM's promotional purposes. Apply [gravityform id="165" title="false" description="false"]

Young Composers’ Competition

Class Description: Vancouver Academy of Music presents its fourth Young Composers’ Competition, providing a platform for students to experience the art of composition with the ultimate prize of having their work performed at the Orpheum Theatre by the VAM Symphony Orchestra. Awards Scholarship awards of $500 will be awarded to the winner of each category: Junior (ages 8-12) Intermediate (ages 13-17) Collegiate (ages 18-22) Performance Dates Finalists will be chosen for a reading session on February 11, 2023. One winning work from each category listed above will be performed during VAM Symphony Orchestra’s 2022/23 season. Eligibility VAM’s Young Composers’ Competition is open to any student currently residing in British Columbia, ages 22 and under as of December 31st, 2022. Scores submitted must have the composer’s identifying information removed. Eligible works are five minutes or shorter in duration and follow the following orchestration guidelines*: 2 Flutes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 4 French Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Timpani, 1 Percussion, 1 Harp, 1 Piano, Strings *Works must be orchestrated for, at minimum, a complete string orchestra. All other instruments are optional. Application Fee $75 ($50 for VAM students) Deadlines Application deadline: January 9, 2023 Finalists notified: on or before January 16 Parts due to Orchestra Manager: January 27 Apply online [gravityform id="168" title="false" description="false"]

Edith Lando Gifted Youth Competition

Class Description: The Vancouver Academy of Music Edith Lando Gifted Youth Competition is designed to identify young talented students and afford them recognition and financial assistance. Two adjudicators external to VAM will choose eight finalists with $3,000 in total awarded for 2023/24 VAM scholarships. Dates Application Deadline: January 16, 2023, 11:59pm Competition: February 13, 2023* Winners' Concert: March 12, 2023 *Students will receive notice of their specific time slot following the application deadline and competition date. Eligibility Eligible students: - are 13 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2022. - have been enrolled in VAM private lessons since the beginning of the academic year. - have not appeared in more than three previous Gifted Youth Scholarship Recitals. Competition Rules -Applications must include a registration fee of $60 made payable to the Vancouver Academy of Music. The application fee includes audio and video recording services provided by VAM; no other audio or video recording is permitted. -Students will be required to prepare one work for a maximum of 10 minutes, from memory (minimum RCM 8 or equivalent). Those selected will be required to perform the same repertoire at the Winners' Concert. -Two copies of the music must be submitted to the adjudicators during the competition phase (photocopies permitted). -The competition phase will be closed to the public with the exception of the parents/guardians and teacher of the student performing. -By submitting an application, students and their parent/guardian understand that any recording resulting from the competition may be used for VAM promotional purposes. Apply [gravityform id="159" title="false" description="true"]