Vancouver Academy of Music

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Music Performance Diploma (MPD) - Instrument

Vancouver Academy of Music

Faculty:S.K. Lee College
Field of Study:Music Performance, General
Piano and Organ
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,800

Cost shown is for two 16-week semesters, from September through May.

Careers:Musicians and Singers


The Music Performance Diploma (MPD), in an Instrument, Composition, or Voice is a full-time, four-year program featuring private studies with a faculty of distinguished performing artists in residence at VAM. It is offered to high school graduates interested in majoring in piano, voice, orchestral instruments, or composition. Students receive intensive training as music performers, along with classes in music theory, ear training, and history. There are many performance opportunities as soloists, chamber musicians, composers and orchestra or vocal ensemble members.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants are required to have a Secondary School diploma or equivalent.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 61] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 5.0]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    Applicants for admission to the College Division must submit the following: transcript(s) from secondary schools and/or colleges attended; two letters of recommendation from professional musicians, either teachers or performers (Download the Evaluation Form). Applicants are also required to audition.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 18, 2019