The Global Summer Institute of Music is delighted to celebrate its 7th anniversary in summer 2020. GSIM is an intensive summer program that aims to bring talented young musicians from different cultures to eclectic Richmond and the vibrant campus of VCU. In keeping with university’s mission for diversity and innovation, the institute aspires to foster a unique environment for global cultural learning through artistic exchange. The institute provides valuable feedback from multiple faculty while simultaneously allowing for immersive instrumental experiences in a supportive environment. Participants enroll in activities such as daily music lessons, master classes, workshops, concerts, English language groups, cultural discovery sessions and an excursion to Washington, D.C., the nation’s capitol.
The 2020 VCU-GSIM will be held from July 26 to August 7, 2020 on the Monroe Park Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia, USA. The highlight of the 2020 Institute will feature a star string quartet residency, our annual special showcase concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as well as TWO spotlight competitions: A concerto competition of which winners will earn opportunities to perform selected concerto movements with the GSIM Festival Orchestra and a GSIM Protégé competition open to both solo and chamber music entrants among whom the winners will have opportunities to give performance début at the Kennedy Center showcase and to receive scholarships to GSIM 2020.