The Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute

VSOI 2021: Rejuvenate!

Due to the continued health, safety, and travel challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute will be offered in a hybrid model this summer.

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Students local to the Greater Vancouver area are invited to participate in an in-person Chamber Music Intensive.

Students from around the globe are invited to participate in one of our exciting, inspirational virtual programs.


Announcing our VSOI 2021 Guest Artists

Virtual VSOI: Professional Training Program

The VSOI Professional Training Program offers in-depth performance and mentorship experiences for advanced instrumentalists, conductors, and composers aspiring to a career in music.


July 5-16, 2021
  • Ages 15-28
  • Mentorship from our talented faculty of VSO musicians
  • A series of masterclasses in which every student will be given an opportunity to perform.
  • An exciting line-up of interactive webinars on a variety of topics including daily practice, performance practice, career development, musician health and wellness, repertoire, and instrument-specific topics.
  • Chats and special presentations with VSO Music Director Otto Tausk
  • Masterclasses with world renowned guest artists
  • An opportunity to participate in virtual chamber ensembles with other student musicians.
  • An option for private lessons with faculty
  • Access to the VSO’s digital concert hall, TheConcertHall.ca and virtual learning zone, The Music Room (including the full season of VSO performances)
  • Scholarships available
  • Mentorship opportunities with participants in the Young Musicians program
  • Students can expect between 1 and 3 hours of programming on most days during the two-week timeframe. Schedules will take into account the time zones of where our students are located to encourage the participation of our international applicants.

Virtual VSOI: Young Musicians Program

The VSOI Young Musicians Program is a new addition this year designed for dedicated, motivated intermediate and advanced high school instrumentalists looking to improve their skills, deepen their experience with music, and spend time with other like-minded students.

 

July 5-16, 2021
  • Ages 14-18, dedicated and motivated intermediate and advanced high school instrumentalists with at least 2 years playing experience.
  • Mentorship from our talented faculty of VSO musicians and VSO School of Music faculty A series of Performance Fundamentals classes and masterclasses for each instrument
  • An exciting line-up of interactive webinars and activities on a variety of topics including music listening, practicing, creativity, wellness, and making music a key part of your life.
  • A virtual ensemble experience focusing on performance, creation, and collaborative composition.
  • Opportunities to observe masterclasses in the Professional Training Program
  • A private lesson with faculty
  • Access to the VSO’s digital concert hall, TheConcertHall.ca, and virtual learning zone, The Music Room (including the full season of VSO performances)
  • Limited scholarships available
  • Students can expect between 1 and 3 hours of programming on most days during the two-week timeframe. Schedules will take into account the time zones of where our students are located to encourage the participation of our international applicants.

VSOI Chamber Music Intensive (in-person)

Students from the Greater Vancouver area are invited to apply for an in-person Chamber Music Intensive at the VSO School of Music. In order to participate, enrolment in either the VSOI Professional Training Program or VSOI Young Musicians Program is required.

 

Weekend rehearsals, June 12-July 4, at the VSO School of Music
  • Chamber groups (strings, winds, brass, percussion, with COVID-19 protocols in place) will rehearse in preparation for a recorded performance to be featured on TheConcertHall.ca
  • Coachings from VSO musician faculty members
  • The VSO's and VSO School of Music's Covid-19 Safety Plans have been approved by provincial health authorities.

 

Applications and Auditions:

 

We welcome auditions for the following: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, percussion, harp, saxophone, euphonium, conducting, composition.

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Youth Development and Engagement programs
such as the VSO Institute are made possible
by the generosity of the
WILLIAM AND IRENE MCEWEN FUND
With support from the
PETER AND MARY BRUNOLD AWARD
FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF
CLASSICAL MUSIC MAKING