Barbara Clague Festival of Song

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

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.

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

Dates
Application Deadline: March 29, 2021, 11:59pm
Competition: April 11, 2021*
Winners’ Recording: April 18, 2021*
*Students will receive notice of their specific time slot following the application deadline and competition date.

Eligibility
Eligible students:
– are VAM voice students born on or after January 1, 2002 who are not previous winners of the Grand Prize.
– are 18 years of age or under.

Repertoire
One classical, folk, or musical theatre song.

Adjudication
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.
-A copy of the music must be submitted to the adjudicator (photocopies permitted).
-All vocalists must perform by memory.
-All applicants are responsible for arranging a pianist.
-The competition phase will be closed to the public with the exception of the parents/guardians and teacher of the student performing; no video or audio recording permitted.
-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.

Apply

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