The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO) invites established and emerging musicians and composers to apply for the inaugural VICO Summer Academy. Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.

The VICO Summer Academy is an innovative educational initiative that offers hands-on experience in creating and performing intercultural music, over the course of a 1-week intensive. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from and work alongside professional VICO musicians and composers, acquiring new knowledge about orchestration, instrumental techniques (in particular for traditional non-Western instruments that may be unfamiliar to them), improvisation, intercultural ensemble skills and rehearsal methodologies.

We have a special program for young composers and musicians aged 15-25; we also welcome instrumentalists and composers of all ages, backgrounds and levels of development to this unique program! Activities include:

  • Ensemble & master classes for instrumentalists
  • Master classes for composers
  • Lectures and resources
  • Concerts
Details & application info are available here: deadline to apply is May 11, 2018.




The VICO extends heartfelt thanks to the following funders and partners whose generous contributions make our 2018 Global Summer Academy possible: