Barbara Clague Festival of Song

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

Application deadline: March 16

Competition dates: April 18

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 2020/21 VAM tuition.

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

Application Deadline: March 16, 2020, 11:59pm
Competition: April 18, 7:00pm

VAM voice students born on or after January 1, 2001 who are not previous winners of the Grand Prize are eligible. Students who win first prize in an age category three consecutive years are ineligible to compete again in that category.

One classical, folk, or musical theatre song.

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

Competition Rules
1) Applications must include a registration fee of $20 made payable to the Vancouver Academy of Music.
2) A copy of the music must be sumbitted to the adjudicator (photocopies permitted).
3) All vocalists must perform by memory.
4) All applicants are responsible for arranging a piano accompanist.
5) The competition is open to the public.
6) 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.

Application Form

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