The Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute

The VSOI is a world-class summer music program offering students, aged 14-28, a one-of-a-kind experience through three exciting, inspirational opportunities. The VSOI faculty is comprised of VSO musicians and led by Maestro Otto Tausk, Music Director of the VSO.


Applications will open on February 3rd for all programs of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute. The Deadline for Applications is April 20th, 2022.

How To Apply

  1. Prepare video audition and application materials (see “Audition Requirements and Instructions” below) 
  2. Complete the application below
  3. Pay your application fee 
  4. Accepted students will be placed in either the Professional Training Program or Young Musicians Program
  5. Students local to Vancouver may also apply for the Chamber Music Intensive. No additional audition is required. Please indicate your interest on the application form
  6. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and program placement approximately 2 weeks following the due date

Audition Requirements and Instructions: click here



  • Application: $25 CAD
  • Professional Training Program or Young Musicians Program: $390 CAD
  • Chamber Music Intensive: $350 CAD
  • Optional private lessons are available for an additional fee
  • Limited scholarships and bursaries are available for the VSOI. Download Scholarship and Bursary form here

Scholarship and Bursary Form must be submitted to by April 1.