The VCU Symphony is the premiere orchestral ensemble at VCU. While most orchestra members are music major students or music minors, the orchestra is open to all VCU students. The Symphony performs a wide variety of repertoire, with a focus on full-scale orchestral works such as Tchaïkovsky’s Fifth Symphony and Dvořák’s “New World Symphony.” It regularly programs pieces by living composers, such as “Umoja” by Valerie Coleman and “Paradise Valley” by Jeff Scott. The orchestra offers two concerts per semester. Each spring, the orchestra is back in the pit for its collaboration with VCU Opera.
Recent performances include presentations at the Virginia Music Educators Association conference and the Virginia Music Teacher’s Association conference; a collaborative performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Something Wonderful” with VCUarts Theatre; providing orchestral accompaniment for VCU Opera’s award-winning full-staged productions of “Hansel and Gretel,” “The Old Maid and the Thief,” “The Gondoliers,” and “The Marriage of Figaro.”
The VCU Symphony meets MWF from 1:30pm to 2:50pm. Rehearsals and performances take place in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall of the Singleton Center.
Are you a current VCU student wishing to audition for the VCU Symphony? Strings students, read more here! Winds, brass, and percussion students, read more here!
Looking for information on our Concerto and Aria Competition?Competition rules and guidelines can be found here!
For more information, contact the director: Daniel Myssyk.