Virginia Commonwealth University

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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.

Type of School
Music and Arts Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music Education
Harp instructors:
Colleen Potter Thorburn
Number of harp students enrolled in 2020-2021
Lessons available for non-majors?
Harp minor offered?
Number of school harps:
Space provided for personal harps?
This program is best suited for students who ________.
desire to live in a city and invest themselves in new experiences.
What sets this program apart from others is ________.
the breadth of school and local performance opportunities for college students (including jazz!).
Students who graduate from this school go on to ________.
graduate school in various fields (including music, linguistics and medicine), teach, and freelance.
The three words that best describe this school's environment are ________.
urban, friendly, funky
More Information

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.

Updated for 2021-2022
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