RSSoM Honors Program

The RSSoM Honors Program is a merit scholarship program designed to introduce students to many facets of music study and performance, as well as the possibilities for career paths within the field. Designed to complement their experience as a member of RSYO and in partnership with VCUArts, activities and classes provide for an immersive experience in classical music, including attendance at Richmond Symphony concerts, and are presented through an interdisciplinary lens with opportunities to develop leadership and build community.

This program began its pilot year with the 2021-22 season. It is entirely merit-based and eligibility and acceptance is assessed through the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra audition process and a 250-word application essay.

RSYO students selected for inclusion in the Honors Program will participate in a portfolio of activities designed to complement their experience as a member of RSYO, and to best prepare them to meet their career aspirations.

2024-25 RSSoM Honors Students receive a 40% discount on their Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra (RSYO) tuition for the 2024-2025

Additionally, RSSoM Honors Program participants serve as ambassadors and student leaders for the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program at rehearsals, performances, classes, and beyond. This may also include occasional performances for community service or fundraising events, volunteering at community concerts, as well as assistance during YOP rehearsals over the course of the 2024-25 season. This requirement will not exceed a total of 20 community service hours.

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