Canada’s Vancouver Symphony to launch summer institute in 2015

Posted on: July 2, 2014

On Friday (6/27) at Canada’s Pique website (Whistler, British Columbia), Cathryn Atkinson reports, “The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Resort Municipality of Whistler are deepening their relationship with the establishment of a new training program for young classical musicians,” to be known as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler (VSOIW). “Pupils, ranging in age from 15 to 22, will be part of an intensive eight-day course, working with members of the orchestra in private lessons and public masterclasses. They will also participate in chamber music and orchestral rehearsals and performances. The Vancouver Symphony Society will work to develop, promote and produce the inaugural program, starting in the summer of 2015 and in the following two years, until 2017. … The RMOW has agreed to invest up to $175,000 over the three-year relationship … for services related to developing, planning, promoting and producing the VSOIW…. The municipality will also provide dedicated staff for communications between themselves and the VSS…. The VSS will allocate the time of senior staff to participate in the development at the program, contribute to the strategic framework of the program, develop the budget and cash flow forecast, lead the operational side including securing venues and accommodation, selecting students, and contracting VSO teachers.”

Posted July 2, 2014