Music culture in Richmond
The city of Richmond is bursting with cultural opportunities and VCU’s location in the heart of the Fan district makes it easy for VCU students to take advantage of these cultural offerings.
The Department of Music is part of the School of the Arts, which maintains an events calendar of numerous cultural activities taking place on campus.
The Richmond Symphony performs regularly at the Carpenter Theatre at CenterStage
as well as venues throughout the Richmond area, and students are offered significantly
discounted tickets to each performance. The Virginia Opera, Richmond Ballet and
Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond also offer diverse arts
programming to Richmond and the surrounding areas.
In addition, jazz clubs, churches and university and private functions provide
ample performance opportunities for music students at VCU.