Jerold Gerbrecht Woodwind & Brass Competition

Who is eligible: VAM woodwind & brass students

Application deadline: February 16

Competition dates: March 8 (Competition) and March 14 (Winners' Recording)

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 2021/22 VAM tuition.

Flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba

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

Application Deadline: February 16, 2021, 11:59pm
Competition: March 8, 2021*
Winners’ Recording (for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places): March 14, 2021*
*Students will receive notice of their specific time slot following the application deadline and competition date.  

Junior: ages 15 and under
Senior: ages 16+

Students will be evaluated by one distinguished musician external to VAM.

Competition Rules
-Applications are subject to a fee of $20 made payable to the Vancouver Academy of Music.
-Applicants must prepare one work with accompaniment not to exceed15 minutes in duration.
-Applicants are responsible for arranging their own pianist.
-One copy of the music must be submitted to the adjudicator (photocopies permitted).
-The competition will be closed to the public with the exception of the parents/guardians and teacher of the student playing; no video or audio recording permitted. The public is welcome to attend the winners’ concert.
-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.

Application Form

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