Facility

General

The VSO School of Music is housed in a state-of-the-art 25,000 square foot facility which includes:

  • 120-seat acoustically and vibrationally isolated Recital Hall

    • 9ft Steinway Concert Grand Piano
    • Motorized adjustable acoustic panels
    • Sprung hardwood stage
    • Gala-lift flooring system (allows the hall to be transformed from a flat floor to raked seating in minutes)
    • 2 dressing rooms with private washrooms
    • Theatrical lighting and sound recording equipment
    • Motorized screen with projector
    • Video conferencing system
    • Caterer’s servery
  • 18 acoustically designed teaching studios, 2 fully equipped classrooms and a 2-storey height ensemble room
  • 6 practice rooms
  • Total of 35 new Steinway and Yamaha pianos and Disklavier pianos
  • High bandwidth distance learning system
  • Interactive whiteboards in classrooms, salon and meeting room
  • 11 computer listening stations
  • The building is wheelchair accessible and includes designated seating (Recital Hall) and washrooms

Safety and security

The VSO School of Music is committed to providing a warm and supportive, yet safe and secure environment for students, patrons and the general public. To help achieve this, the following measures are in place:

  • Security cameras located in all interior hallways and lobbies
  • Electronic access and control system on all instruction rooms
  • One staff person with first aid training always on site

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