Rental & Financial Aid
VCO coordinates with local instrument stores to facilitate instrument rentals for members who do not have access to their own instrument on campus. If you are interested in joining VCO and need to rent an instrument, email us. Due to the high interests in instrument rental in Nashville area at the beginning of academic year, we recommend starting the process earlier to make sure your instrument is available before the audition.
If you want to look into instrument rental and repair shops around Nashville, here are some shops our members visit:
- The Violin Shop - Strings
- William's Fine Violins - Strings
- Nashville Violins - Strings
- Bandwagon - Woodwinds and Brass
- Onks Woodwind Specialists - Oboe and Clarinet Repair
You can seek financial assistance through Experience Vanderbilt (EV), which provides funding to undergraduate students on financial aid to support their participation in extracurricular activities. In VCO, you can use your EV money towards instrument rental, upkeep, repairs, or upgrades as well as concert attire and any other items that further your musical experience.
If you have any questions with instrument rental and financial aid, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to remove any financial barriers to participation so reach out no matter the question, and we will do our best to support you.