Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU summer music initiative preps Williamsburg debut

VCU summer music initiative preps Williamsburg debut

A symphony of worldly musicians fostering an exchange of cultures and ideas is the motivation behind Virginia Commonwealth University's Global Summer Institute of Music. The program offers a series of masterclasses and concerts, including one in Williamsburg for the first time this year.

"It stems from the idea of bringing my artistic contacts, like professors and students, to have a week of artistic exchange," said Dr. Yin Zheng, an associate professor of piano at VCU and founder of the program. "It was very embryonic in the beginning."

The program started in 2014 with 13 students; this year features almost 70. They hail from all over the world, including...

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