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Shadow a Student

As a prospective music student, you are encouraged to spend a day shadowing a VCU music student. A shadowing day gives you the opportunity to sit in on classes and rehearsals and meeting our faculty and current music students.

To create a schedule that makes the most of your time please submit the shadow request form at the bottom of this page. You will receive a confirmation via email of your request and further instructions.

Please note you must submit the form three weeks in advance of your visit. Any forms received after this point will be considered if there is availability.

All prospective students in their junior year who wish to shadow may do so only September thru November. High School seniors may shadow at any time during the academic year.

Recommended dates for shadowing by area

On these days you will have the opportunity to sit in on our ensembles and various course offerings. Please keep in mind this is a recommendation.

  • Jazz Studies: Monday or Wednesday
  • Voice: Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday
  • Guitar: Tuesday or Thursday
  • Strings: Tuesday or Thursday
  • Brass, Woodwinds and Percussion: Monday – Thursday
  • Piano: Monday – Thursday
  • Allow for at least three week's notice so that we can accommodate your request. Your appointment is not confirmed until you hear back from us in writing.
  • We recommend you be available 9 a.m. through 3 p.m.