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.

Our first conducting seminar with Music Director Valentina Peleggi and an opportunity to conduct the Richmond Symphony in performance.   Learn More >

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