The Symphony Music Education Center

Philharmonia Orchestra

Auditions are on August 23-25, 2019Learn more about the requirements.

In the Santa Barbara Symphony Youth Ensembles, students learn how to play in an ensemble while they strive to improve their individual playing skills. 

Philharmonia Orchestra Info

Level: Intermediate
The Philharmonia Orchestra engages string, wind, brass, and percussion students in performing as a full orchestra. To provide targeted training and experience with other repertoire, Philharmonia students also rehearse as a chamber strings group and a symphonic wind band. Students perform in both the full orchestra and their chamber group. Students in the Philharmonia Orchestra have two (2) or more years of study on a string, wind, brass, or percussion instrument. 

2019-20 Tuition

$250/year
Tuition fees cover the cost for the 2019-20 season. Scholarships are available and information regarding these can be found on the application form. Admitted musicians will not be turned away due to finances. If tuition presents a challenge, please reach out.

Links

  • 2019-20 Policies & Rules (English and Spanish)
  • 2019-20 Application Form (English and Spanish)

2019-20 Performances

All performances are free admission unless otherwise noted.

  •  Saturday, November 23, 2019, 3pm
  •  Saturday, February 22, 2020, 3pm
  •  Saturday, May 9, 2020, 3pm

2019-20 Audition Information

Audition Dates

  • August 23-24, 2019: Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion
  • August 24-25, 2019: Violins, Violas, Cellos, Bass

Audition Location

To be announced.

Philharmonia Orchestra Audition Requirements

Students auditioning for the Philharmonia Orchestra should have two (2) or more years of study on a string, wind, brass, or percussion instrument. 

  • Fill out the application form (available in English and Spanish).
  • Prepare the following according to instrument type:

Strings:

  • Two-octave major scales and arpeggios: C, G, D, A, B-flat, and E-flat
  • Solo piece or excerpt (3 minutes in length) which best demonstrates the student’s skills
  • Sight reading, as directed by conductor

Woodwinds and Brass:

  • Two-octave major scales and arpeggios: F, B-flat, and E-flat
  • Two-octave chromatic scale (if possible)
  • Solo piece or excerpt (2-3 minutes in length) which best demonstrates the student’s skills
  • Sight reading, as directed by conductor   

Percussionists

  • Solo piece or excerpt on the snare drum
  • Sight reading, as directed by conductor

For more information, please contact

Kristine Pacheco
Education Programs Manager
(805) 898-1417
kpacheco@thesymphony.org

 

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