Academy Philharmonic: Our high quality training is now extending into middle school!

Join us this fall in Academy Philharmonic, our very first full orchestra for middle school students! Launching in October 2017, Academy Philharmonic will provide new opportunities for middle schoolers in Santa Monica to experience the thrill of playing in a full orchestra, learning how to listen and blend with new instrument groups, and rehearsing and performing exciting new repertoire selections - all while being coached by some of the best teachers on the westside! Academy Philharmonic will open up a whole new sound world for these young musicians as brass, woodwinds, and strings all perform together, and will help prepare middle school musicians for the experience of playing in full orchestra in high school.

We promise to challenge our students, engage them in great music making, support their musical growth, and expose them to new repertoire and playing experiences for string, woodwind, and brass players.

All participants must also be currently enrolled in their middle school band or orchestra program on the same instrument that they will play in Academy Philharmonic. All participants will need to submit a form verifying that they are playing the same instrument in their school program.

Academy Philharmonic enrollment will be audition-based with a limited number of openings, especially in the woodwind and brass sections.

All students are welcome to audition; you need not be an ES or EB alumnus to apply! Please sign up here.


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