Partnerships & Opportunities
The VSO maintains partnerships with educational and community organizations, through which we aspire to support the growth and appreciation of symphonic music, and to advocate for outstanding music education in schools and community music organizations.
The VSO participates annually in Music Monday, a nation-wide celebration of music education in schools, presented by CMEBC.
The VSO partners with the University of British Columbia in several ways: we present masterclasses with VSO guest artists along with the UBC School of Music; UBC students participate as teaching artists and clinicians in the VSO Connects program; and we collaborate with the UBC Faculty of Education to present the VSO Community-Based Field Experience, an opportunity for a music education student teacher to join the VSO Education Department for a period of time, and assist with program development and implementation.
The VSO is proud and delighted to work with the Saint James Music Academy (SJMA) as a community partner. We believe in SJMA’s vision to bring about social transformation through music, providing young people with opportunities to explore their creative potential, share in the joy of symphonic music, and benefit from the feeling of pride and community that this program fosters among its young participants.
National Arts Centre Orchestra
In collaboration with numerous orchestras across Canada, including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, we are excited to be presenting the Great Canadian Orchestra Virtual Field Trip. This multimedia concert series uses diverse Canadian voices to connect musical learning with pressing social issues, including the climate crisis and social justice.
Opportunities to Get Involved
Hundreds of volunteers provide incredible support to the VSO each and every day. Their time, enthusiasm, and commitment provide integral support to the VSO. The Vancouver Symphony Volunteers welcome new members who bring energy, talent, expertise and commitment to support the Symphony’s music and mission.
Ticket Donation Requests
Every year, the VSO supports numerous not-for-profit organizations through donations of ticket vouchers. These are used to bring community members to the concert hall, or for fundraising activities such as auctions and raffles.
Our programs would not be possible without the incredible support of our donors and sponsors. Learn more about how you can support our educational programs.