The VSO Mentorship Program empowers VSO principal players to share their talents, experience and passion for music education for the benefit of present and future VSO School of Music students.
VSO mentor musicians are participating in a wide range of educational activities, including coaching of and performance with VSOSoM ensembles and hosting of events. They also lead a series of masterclasses and workshops, which represent a wonderful opportunity to interact more deeply with VSO artists, both for the student performers and the audience. Events take place in Pyatt Hall at the VSO School of Music, except where stated below.
Additional masterclasses and educational events with visiting guest artists are offered through the International Master Teacher Program
Past 2023 VSO Mentorship Events
- Violin Masterclass with NICHOLAS WRIGHT, VSO Concertmaster, April 26, 2023
- Cello Masterclass with HENRY SHAPARD, VSO Principal Cellist, May 11, 2023
- Flute Masterclass with CHRISTIE RESIDE, VSO Principal Flute, May 16, 2023
- Violin Masterclass with DAVID LAKIROVICH, VSO Assistant Concertmaster, May 20, 2023
- Viola & Chamber Masterclass with HUNG-WEI HUANG, VSO Principal Viola, May 24, 2023
- Audition Prep Class with TIMOTHY STEEVES, VSO Associate Concertmaster, June 8, 2023