Sinfonietta is a signature ensemble of the Tovey Centre at the VSO School of Music. This prestige string ensemble led by Ms. Carla Birston, features advanced string students of the VSO School. Serving as an orchestral training program for the next generation of outstanding musicians, they perform a mixture of classical, jazz, and pop music.
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music (VSO School of Music) is a purpose-built facility that opened in 2011. The VSO School of Music embraces a community-centered philosophy, with a vision to lead by leveraging the strengths of the VSO and its musicians through complementary and joyful learning experiences. It enriches the lives of students of all ages, infant through adult, by facilitating the learning, playing, and performing of the world’s great music. The VSO School of Music offers comprehensive and integrated programs taught by exceptional and passionate faculty whose goals are to engage and inspire students while celebrating their accomplishments.