Phyllis Salter Piano Competition

Who is eligible: VAM piano students born between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 2002

Application deadline: January 3

Competition dates: February 3 (preliminary) and February 11 (final)


  • First Prize: $1,500.00
  • Second Prize: $1,200.00
  • Third Prize: $700.00
  • Fourth Prize: $500.00
  • Fifth Prize: $500.00

Purpose: The Vancouver Academy of Music Phyllis Salter Piano Competition is designed to identify young talented piano students and afford them recognition and financial assistance.  Finalists are provided a performance opportunity and VAM tuition scholarships.

Winners of VAM’s
2017 Phyllis Salter Competition

Austin Con
First Prize ($1,500)

Zabrina Ng
Second Prize ($1,200)

Hamilton Lau
Third Prize ($700)

Augustin Wright
Fourth Prize ($400)

Jiwon Han
Fifth Prize ($300)

Caitlin Wong
Sixth Prize ($300)