Jerold Gerbrecht Woodwind & Brass Competition

Who is eligible: VAM woodwind, brass, & percussion students

Application deadline: January 29, 2024

Competition dates: February 26, 2024

To apply: Apply online or download an application form.

The Vancouver Academy of Music Jerold Gerbrecht Woodwind and Brass Competition is designed to offer recognition and financial assistance to talented woodwind and brass students. $1,200 total in scholarships will be awarded for 2024/25 VAM tuition.

Flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion

Eligible students are those enrolled in VAM private lessons for any of the instruments listed above.

Application Deadline: January 29, 2024, 11:59pm
Competition: February 26, 2024*
Students will receive notice of their specific time slot following the application deadline.

Junior: ages 15 and under
Senior: ages 16+

Students will be evaluated by two distinguished musicians external to VAM.

Competition Rules
-Applications must include a non-refundable 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.
-Two copies of the music must be submitted to the adjudicators (photocopies permitted).
-Applicants must prepare one work with accompaniment not to exceed 15 minutes in duration.
-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.
-The adjudicators retain the right to withhold any prize if, in their opinion, it is not merited. All decisions made by the adjudicators 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.

Application Form

The Jerold Gerbrecht Woodwind & Brass Competition is open to VAM students only. Please log in to your account to apply.