VIA Summer Music Academy


Join New World Symphony Fellows and alumni for VIA, a virtual summer music academy that’s completely free! Standing for Virtual Inclusion Artists, VIA seeks to engage musicians from communities underrepresented in classical music through individual lessons and group classes. The week-long sessions are tailored to string, woodwind and brass instrumentalists (grades 7-12) and taught by NWS Fellows, alumni and guest speakers.

VIA’s curriculum is tailored for each student through one-on-one discussions about goals and aspirations with VIA’s Teaching Artists. Participants will also enjoy classes designed for developing the whole musician, including how to find the right college, how to prepare for college, a glimpse of student life and how to find financial support.

VIA offers the option of two week-long sessions for a limited number of participants. Auditors of group workshop sessions are welcome. Deadline to apply is June 3, 2020. Applicants will be notified no later than June 5, 2020 of their admission results.

VIA is generously supported by Dorothy Terrell as part of a gift to create the New World Symphony College Track Mentorship Program.