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COVID-19 UPDATES: Spring Semester Information

VCU Symphony

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The VCU Symphony is the premiere orchestral ensemble at VCU. The Symphony performs a wide variety of repertoire, with a focus on full-scale orchestral works such as Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, Brahms 1 and Dvořák’s “New World Symphony,” and regularly programs pieces by living composers. The orchestra offers three concerts each semester and collaborates with VCU Opera each spring on their fully staged opera production.

Performance highlights include presentations at the Virginia Music Educators Association conference and the Virginia Music Teacher’s Association conference; a recent 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 Symphony rehearses Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30 – 2:50 p.m.

For more information, contact the director: Daniel Myssyk.

Audition Information

Auditions for Spring 2021 will be conducted on a one-on-one basis. Please email Prof. Daniel Myssyk at to set-up a time during the first week of class.

Concerto Competition

The annual Concerto Competition for VCU Symphony has been canceled for Fall 2020.

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