Jerold Gerbrecht Woodwind & Brass Competition

Who is eligible: VAM woodwind & brass students

Application deadline: March 8, 2021

Competition dates: March 14, 2021

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: March 8, 2021, 11:59pm
Pre-recorded Video Submission Deadline: March 14, 2021*
*Upload file to file sharing platform (ex. Google Drive, Filemail) and send access link to
Cecilia Ng ([email protected]).

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.
-Competition will be held through submission of pre-recorded videos.
-Applicants must record one work, with optional accompaniment, not to exceed 15 minutes in duration. Applicants are responsible for arranging their own pianist.
-One PDF copy of the music must be submitted to Cecilia Ng ([email protected]).
-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.