The Jesùs Silva Merit Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 to assist talented guitarists and recognize excellence among the students in VCU’s Department of Music.
About Jesùs Silva
Jesùs Silva, world-renowned guitar virtuoso and teacher, was musician artist-in-residence at VCU from 1979 to 1982. A protégé of Andrès Segovia for more than 50 years, Silva was a graduate of the National Conservatory of Mexico and taught at the National Conservatory, the University of Mexico, the Brooklyn Music School and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Many important composers have dedicated works to him, including Manuel M. Ponce, Blas Galindo, Eduardo Hernandez Moncada and Luìs Sandi. Silva was also a distinguished poet, renowned in his native Mexico for two books — “Corazòn de Bruma” and “Rio de Espigas.” His “Ten Preludes for Guitar” was published by Columbia Music in 1992.
Make a gift
The Jesùs Silva Merit Scholarship Fund was established and is funded entirely through private gifts from individuals. Gifts of all sizes are continually needed and welcome. Checks should be made payable to VCU Foundation/Silva Scholarship Fund and sent to:
VCU School of the Arts
P.O. Box 842519
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2519