Shadow a Student

On campus shadow days for the remainder of Spring 2020 have been canceled.  Please email apply4music@vcu.edu if you’d like to schedule a virtual lesson or meeting.

A shadow day gives prospective students the opportunity to sit in on classes and rehearsals, meet our faculty and current music students, eat lunch (for free!) in Shafer Dining Court, and get a feel for life on campus. If scheduling allows, you’ll also take a free lesson with the faculty coordinator of your instrument!

Submit the shadow request form at the bottom of this page to sign up. You will receive a confirmation and further instructions via email.


Available days for shadowing by area:

  • Jazz Studies: Monday or Wednesday
  • Voice: Monday – Thursday
  • Guitar: Tuesday or Thursday
  • Strings: Monday or Wednesday
  • Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion: Monday – Thursday
  • Piano: Tuesday or Wednesday

We also invite you to check out our Music Department Events Calendar to see if there’s a performance that could coincide with your visit.


  • Use the calendar to select a date. Your appointment is not confirmed until you hear back from us in writing.
    Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY