The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO) invites established and emerging musicians and composers to apply for the second annual 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 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 June 29, 2018.




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