Barbara Clague Festival of Song

Who is eligible: VAM voice students aged 18 or under as of January 1, 2021

Application deadline: March 29, 2021

Competition dates: April 11, 2021

To apply: Apply online or download an application form.

VAM is honored to present the 8th Annual Barbara Clague Festival of Song. The outpouring of support from the Clague family, as well as numerous friends wishing to pay tribute to Barbara Clague’s memory, has been both touching and inspiring. The purpose of the Festival is to spotlight talented vocalists – 18 years of age and under – fostering their musical development with $1,200 in total scholarships awarded for 2021/22 VAM tuition.

-Junior: ages 12 and under
-Senior: ages 13-18

Application Deadline: March 29, 2021, 11:59pm
Pre-recorded Video Submission Deadline: April 11, 2021

Eligible students:
– are VAM voice students aged 18 or under who are not previous winners of the Grand Prize.

One classical, folk, or musical theatre song.

The competition will be adjudicated by a distinguished musician external to VAM.

Competition Rules
-Applications must include a registration fee of $20 made payable to the Vancouver Academy of Music.
-Competition will be held through submission of pre-recorded videos.
-Piano accompaniment is optional. If choosing to perform with piano accompaniment, applicants are responsible for arranging their own pianist.
-A PDF copy of the music must be submitted to Cecilia Ng ([email protected]).
-All vocalists must perform by memory.
-The adjudicator retains the right to withhold any prize if, in their opinion, it is not merited. All decisions made by the adjudicator are final and without appeal.
-By submitting an application, students and their parent/guardian understand that any recording resulting from the competition may be used for VAM promotional purposes.


Applications for the Barbara Clague Festival of Song are open to VAM students only. Please log in to your account to apply.