VCU is delighted to host the 4th annual Global Summer Institute of Music – an intensive summer program that aims to bring talented young musicians from different cultures to eclectic Richmond and the vibrant campus of VCU. In keeping with university’s mission for diversity and innovation, the institute aspires to foster a unique environment for global cultural learning through artistic exchange. The institute provides valuable feedback from multiple faculty while simultaneously allowing for immersive instrumental experiences in a supportive environment. Participants enroll in activities such as daily music lessons, master classes, workshops, concerts, English language groups, cultural discovery sessions and an excursion to Washington, D.C., the nation’s capitol.
The 2017 VCU-GSIM will be held from July 30 to August 11, 2017 on the Monroe Park Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia, USA. The highlight of the 2017 Institute will feature a special showcase concert at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as well as a concerto competition of which winners will earn opportunities to perform selected concerto movements with the GSIM Festival Orchestra.