The Richmond Symphony School of Music

About Us

The Richmond Symphony performs,
teaches, and champions music to inspire and
unite our communities.

RICHMOND SYMPHONY VISION STATEMENT:

We change lives through the power of music.

RICHMOND SYMPHONY MISSION STATEMENT:

The Richmond Symphony performs,
teaches, and champions music to inspire and
unite our communities.

RICHMOND SYMPHONY SCHOOL OF MUSIC

PRINCIPLES & VALUES

CORE VALUE:

Create lasting human connections, strengthen interpersonal relationships, and enrich human lives through the unique power of music

  • Belief that everyone should be able to benefit from music and music-making.
  • Create a positive impact in our community by participation in music: listening and making music, at all levels.

CORE VALUE:

Access and service to all members of the community

  • Welcome people of all ages, races, orientations, and social backgrounds to experience the joy of music.
  • Provide a continuum of programming, from birth to adulthood.
  • Develop a comprehensive portfolio that includes courses in history, theory, and composition; private and group pedagogy instruction; and ensemble playing.
  • Offer opportunities for scholarship and financial assistance.
  • Make resources available to educators and parents seeking to supplement their students’ public, private, or home education.

CORE VALUE:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Present education and performance opportunities that represent a wide variety of musical styles and traditions, including both instrumental and vocal instruction.
  • Seek partners and collaborators whose experience and knowledge add new dimensions and color to the evolving story of classical music.

CORE VALUE:

Excellence in performance and education

  • Provide unparalleled opportunities to engage with and learn from renowned guest artists, composers, and our own talented corps of professional musicians.
  • Develop all offerings according to industry best practices, with special focus on innovation.
  • Support students in their musical journey no matter their skill level or stage, and encourage them to continually strive for personal excellence.

Masterclass With Violinist Itzhak Perlman   Learn More >

Masterclass With Violinist Itzhak Perlman
 

Perform for, and learn from, the legendary Itzhak Perlman in a masterclass on September 13th! High School students residing in Central Virginia are encouraged to apply.

Questions: education@richmondsymphony.com

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