VCU Music Classes for Non-majors

Published on May 29, 2015

Calling all music lovers!  You don’t have to be a Music major or minor to join an ensemble, take a class, or see a concert.

Below is a list of classes and ensembles open to all students. Please note: classes marked with an asterisk require an audition or the permission of the instructor to enroll.

APPL 200 lessons (Interested students must be able to read music and have had previous experience/lessons on the instrument. Voice and strings require audition.)
APPM 355 Orchestra*
APPM 356 Symphonic Wind Ensemble*
APPM 357 University Band
APPM 358 Commonwealth Singers*
APPM 359 Choral Arts*
APPM 360 Jazz Orchestra*
APPM 361 Small Jazz Ensembles*
APPM 364 Guitar Ensemble*
APPM 378 Women’s Chorus*
MHIS 110 Elements of Music
MHIS 243 Music Appreciation

The Department of Music offers more than 200 concerts each year, ranging from
student recitals and faculty performances, to a full-length opera and concerts by international guest artists. Many performances are free for VCU students. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (VCUMusic), or visit our website,, for more information.

To learn more about classes and lessons in the Music Department, please call 828-1166.