Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute

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Students will be immersed in a collaborative musical environment alongside and mentored by a world-class symphony orchestra, under the direction of the VSO’s music director, Maestro Otto Tausk. The harp students will be coached by Elizabeth Volpé Bligh. In 2021, it will be mostly online, with possibly an in-person chamber music component for local players. Check the web site for all the details.


2022 Program Dates

July 5-16 ages 15-28, and 14-18. June 12-July 4, weekends for chamber music intensive

In-person and online options for 2022
In-person and online
1 week, 2 weeks
Application Deadline
Audition videos in by May 1, 2021.
Harp Instructors
Elizabeth Volpé Bligh
14-18, College
Type of Harp
Pedal harp
Harps are provided by the program
Residency Options
Both overnight and commuting options are available
Housing will be provided for students.
Financial Aid
Yes, partial scholarships are available
What makes this camp experience unique is:
Working with a first-class professional orchestra and conductor in beautiful BC.
This camp is perfect for:
People who wish to become professional orchestral musicians.
Students come back year after year for our camp's:
setting at beautiful University of British Columbia, the great conductors, repertoire and coaches.
More info

In the 2021 online experience, there will be individual coachings, webinars, master classes, with an emphasis on learning orchestra excerpts and how to manage orchestra parts. We will also work on any solo or chamber repertoire that you are preparing.