Young Artist Collegiate Program

VAM’s Young Artist Collegiate Program (YACP) is designed to give musically exceptional high school students a head start into college-level studies. Students will study under the inspirational direction of some Vancouver’s leading instructors and will have opportunities to perform in many situations giving them valuable insight into the life of a professional musician.

In this advanced and intensive program, students will take college-level courses in the areas of theory, history and ear training in addition to private lessons and ensembles. Credits are part of the Music Performance Diploma program at VAM’s S. K. Lee College and may in some circumstances count as credit toward a Bachelor of Music Degree.

Eligibility Requirements

High school students entering grades 9 through 12 (or ages 14 to 18) with a proven record of exceptional musical achievement.

Admission Requirements
1. Live audition
2. Completed YACP application form
3. $100.00 application fee
4. School transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from professional musicians, either teachers or performers (Download the Evaluation Form)
6. If high school is not in English or entrance audition procedure shows problems with English, proof of English language proficiency will be required.

Annual Fees, 2019-20

The following VAM Tuition Fees are for two 16-week semesters, from September through June. The program can be taken for one, two, three or four years, while the student is in high school.

  • $3920 tuition (scholarships and bursaries available to fund up to 85% of tuition)
  • Administrative fee: $75

Important Dates
Application deadline: May 31 for intake the following September

Audition and entrance test day: Monday, June 10, 2019

Download Application Form

YACP Program Outline

Year One

COURSE COURSE NO. CREDITS
Music Theory I MUS 101 3
Ear Training I MUS 121 1
Music History I   MUS 131 3
Applied Music (private lesson) MUS 141 4
Piano Class OR Ensemble (orchestra) MUS 141a, OR

MUS 161

1
Chamber Music (optional)
Total Year Credits 12

Year Two

COURSE COURSE NO. CREDITS
Music Theory II MUS 102 3
Ear Training II MUS 122 1
Music History II MUS 132 3
Applied Music (private lesson) MUS 142 4
Piano Class, OR

Ensemble (orchestra)

MUS 142a, OR

MUS 162

1
Chamber Music (optional)
Total Year Credits 12

Year Three

COURSE COURSE NO. CREDITS
Music Theory III MUS 201 3
Ear Training III MUS 221 1
Music History III MUS 231 3
Applied Music (private lesson) MUS 241 4
Piano Class, OR

Ensemble (orchestra)

MUS 241a, OR

MUS 261

1
Chamber Music (optional)
Total Year Credits 12

Year Four

COURSE COURSE NO. CREDITS
Music Theory IV MUS 202 3
Ear Training IV MUS 222 1
Music History IV MUS 232 3
Applied Music (private lesson) MUS 242 4
Piano Class, OR

Ensemble (orchestra)

MUS 242a, OR

MUS 262

1
Chamber Music (optional)
Total Year Credits 12