VCU’s Department of Music maintains a friendly, close-knit environment for music students while offering access to all the vibrant arts and culture of downtown Richmond, with close proximity to the Richmond Symphony, jazz clubs, and historic churches and performance venues. Harp students at VCU have access to world-class instruction, with private lessons, weekly master classes, and ensemble opportunities ranging from VCU Symphony and Symphonic Wind Ensemble to chamber music and harp ensemble.
Nearly 300 students are enrolled in the VCU Department of Music, where they pursue studies as music educators, instrumental soloists, opera singers, chamber musicians and more. VCU Music has great opportunities for you whether you want to hone your skills on the harp, learn the best techniques for teaching tomorrow’s musicians, collaborate with other great chamber or jazz musicians or make music a foundation for other career goals.
VCU Music presents more than 200 concerts and recitals each year, ranging from student recitals and ensemble concerts to performances by world-renowned artists.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
The Department of Music is housed within the nationally recognized School of the Arts, rated the number one public School of the Arts by U.S. News and World Report.