Facilities

Orchestra Project takes place on the Monroe campus of Virginia Commonwealth University.  Learn more about VCU here.  Locations below are the main areas for the Orchestra Project.

 W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

The W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, located at 922 Park Ave., on the corner of Park Avenue and Harrison Street, houses the 500-seat Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall, as well as the administrative offices of the Department of Music and the VCU Music Box Office. Large ensemble rehearsal space, classrooms, and faculty studios are located in the Singleton Center.  Orientation and the final performance of Orchestra Project will be held in the Concert Hall in the Singleton Center.  Day students are dropped-off and picked-up behind the Singleton Center each day.

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James W. Black Music Center

Classes, rehearsals, and private lessons are also held in the Black Music Center, directly across the street from the Singleton Center.  Formerly the Grove Ave Baptist Church, the building was completely renovated and added on to in 2008.  The 300-seat recital hall inside the Black Music Center is where the String Intensive students will present their chamber music concert.

Photo Credit (left): Jean-Philippe Cypres

Lunch

Lunch takes place in two areas: The courtyard next to Singleton, which is part of the pedestrian part of campus, serves as lunch area for those that bring their lunch.  Overnight campers and those that want to buy lunch eat at Shafer Dining Center, VCU’s award winning dining hall.  Shafer offers a buffet style lunch is available for $11 (all meals included in resident camper tuition). To see what the Dining Center has to offer, click here.

Cary Street Gym

4579328174_508e394e3e_zThe Cary Street Gym opened at 101 S. Linden St. for the spring 2010 semester. The former city auditorium building underwent a $47 million renovation and was constructed to meet LEED Silver standard, a measure for sustainability in buildings. Several parts of the original auditorium can still be seen in places like the entrance and outside walls.  Orchestra Project students have planned activities at Cary Street Gym each day.

Photo Credit: The Division of Student Affairs, VCU