Education & Engagement


OdesseyJR_20150714-18VIBE is a beginning strings program offered exclusively for middle school students at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, presented in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Richmond. Students participating in the program are required to be members of the Boys & Girls club. The mission of this pilot program is to provide basic string instruction, develop skills necessary for continued musical study and offer musical exposure to students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to study violin.

Students participating in the program are provided with instruments and method books. Instructional sessions are similar to those offered in school orchestra classes, with the added benefits of small group instruction. Sessions take place twice a week, in addition to one practice session each Friday evening.

For more information, please contact the Education Coordinator at

This program made possible in part by The Rea Charitable Trust