Virtual VSO Connects

Virtual VSO Connects Modules

VSO Connects brings the magnificent and diverse world of symphonic music to Elementary and Secondary School students with an opportunity to interact, create, and learn from members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Virtual VSO Connects, offers a variety of participatory, in-depth learning experiences for learners of all ages, with video and support materials.

Modules can be purchased individually, or as a full set that includes Instrument Workshops:

  • $29 Full Set Family Price
  • $175 Full Set School Price grants access to all modules to the entire school


“I just bought it, viewed it and loved it! I’m excited to pass it on to my students at Carnarvon Elementary! Thank-you.”
-Sharon Paterson, Teacher SD39, about Music in Motion


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Meet the Maestro

Age: Grade 3 – Adult
All the way from his home in the Netherlands, Maestro Otto Tausk joins VSO Education Programs Coordinator Yvanna Mycyk for a virtual conversation about music, the life of a conductor, and the incredible work of Ludwig Van Beethoven. Featuring a video recording of the VSO performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, teacher question prompts, and a Live Q&A scheduled for June 15, 2020 for all participants.

$39/School | $9/Family

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Music in Motion

Age: Grade K-4
VSO Violinist Yi Zhou and dancer Tanya Phelps lead an interactive music and movement session featuring Vivaldi’s Spring from The Four Seasons. Learn a complete dance! It feels great to express the beautiful music with our bodies.

$39/School | $9/Family

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Listen Up!

Age: Grade 4-8
Join VSO flutist James Romeo and violist Jacob van der Sloot as you prepare to attend a virtual VSO concert at the Orpheum Theatre of Beethoven’s masterpiece, Symphony No. 5. Learn about Beethoven’s remarkable life, explore the role of different instruments in the orchestra, create your own interpretive artwork about Symphony No. 5, and receive a keepsake video presentation of all artwork submitted by participating students.

$39/School | $9/Family

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Instrumental Workshops ($10 per instrument; $100 for full set)

Age: Grades 6 to 12, and adult amateur musicians
VSO musicians, each an expert on his or her instrument, offer presentations on the important foundational skills of playing. Full of great info for beginners as well as more advanced students, these videos will help keep you in shape and offer some new ideas to improve your playing.

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VSO Virtual Field Trip: Meet the Orchestra! (FREE)

Join Assistant Conductor Andrew Crust on a field trip to visit VSO musicians and friends at their homes! In a series of videos, learn about instruments, composers, conductors, and traditional Chinese music in both English and Mandarin!

The VSO is pleased to offer this Meet the Orchestra video series FREE for everyone as we cope with the COVID-19 crisis. We believe in connections during isolation and hope that students, teachers, and families everywhere enjoy this wonderful little field trip.

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To spend more time with these remarkable individuals, check out the Instrumental Workshops they have prepared for students, full of professional wisdom.