Edith Lando Gifted Youth Competition

Who is eligible: VAM students 13 and under as of December 31, 2016

Application deadline: January 24

Competition dates: February 24 (preliminary) and March 5 (final)


  • Eight Tuition Scholarships

Purpose: The Vancouver Academy of Music Edith Lando Gifted Youth Scholarship Recital is designed to identify young talented students and afford them recognition and financial assistance. Finalists are provided a performance opportunity and scholarship money to assist them with their studies at VAM.

Rules & Regulations

1. A student must have been registered at the Vancouver Academy of Music at the beginning of the academic year in order to be eligible.

2. The student must be continuing their music studies at VAM for 2017-2018.

3. Students must be no older than 13 years of age on December 31, 2016.

4. Applications can be submitted online or in person on or before 5:00pm Tuesday, January 24th, 2017.

5. Applications are subject to an application fee of $20 made payable to the Vancouver Academy of Music.

6. Eight students will be selected to perform by the Audition Committee, consisting of two adjudicators.  Students will be selected from the following categories: violin, viola, cello, piano, harp, winds, and brass.

7. If no qualified student is recommended in a specific category a student will be selected from another category.

8. Students will be required to prepare one work for a maximum of 10 minutes, from memory at a minimum Grade 9 level RCM or equivalent.

9. An original copy of the music and a second photocopy must be submitted to the adjudicators.

10. The parents of each participant are welcome to attend their child’s performance.  No video or audio recording permitted.

11. Selection Auditions will be held on Friday, February 24th, 2017 in Mary Olson Hall.   All applicants must report to the sign in table outside of Mary Olson Hall 30 minutes prior to their audition time.

12. The audition results and adjudication comments will be emailed to the applicants and their teachers following the auditions.

13. The eight selected finalists will be required to perform the same work as the audition round in a Winners’ Recital.

14. The Winners’ Recital will be held on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at 2:00pm in Koerner Recital Hall.

15. The Scholarship Awards are only applicable toward tuition at the Vancouver Academy of Music in 2017-2018.

Application form

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