Welcome to the Orchestral Program


VAM Symphony Orchestra, with members of VAM Intermediate Symphony, at the Orpheum Theatre, May 2019


Performing in a symphony orchestra is invigorating. The music comes alive through the collaboration between the conductor and musicians – an experience that not only enables the magnificence of the composition to shine, but one that also hones essential life skills such as communication, respect, and teamwork.


All skill levels welcome

VAM Friendly Philharmonic Symphony (recommended for Suzuki 2-3/RCM 1-3 or equivalent)
VAM Junior Symphony
(recommended for Suzuki 3-4/RCM4-6 or equivalent)
VAM Intermediate Symphony
(recommended for Suzuki 4-7/RCM 7-9 or equivalent)
VAM Symphony Orchestra
(recommended for Suzuki 7+/RCM 10+ or equivalent)

2023/24 Schedule & Tuition Fees


Putting your safety first

For this upcoming year, to ensure the health and safety of all students and instructional staff, the ensembles will adopt the size of chamber orchestras. Each will consist of 35 student members, and, when combined with the orchestra conductor and coaches, will not exceed groups of 50.

In addition, we will be observing the 2 metre physical distancing requirements or providing barrier devices. Revised scheduling will allow ample time for students to follow specific entry and exit procedures, and to carry out new sanitization protocols between rehearsals.


Easy audition process

Hassle free – no fees or appointments necessary. Simply do the following:

  • Review the audition requirements of your desired level of orchestra.
  • Create an audition video and upload to a file-sharing platform (e.g.: Dropbox, Google Drive, Youtube).
  • Complete and submit the audition form.
  • Receive audition results by email within two weeks’ time.

Click here to audition