Philharmonia is a full orchestra designed for high school students.
Educationally and musically, Philharmonia grows out of the foundation laid in the Symphonetta. Students sign up through the NOYO office for an audition with the conductor which includes the performance of scales, orchestral excerpts, and a solo work of their choice. Auditions typically take place in May and August but may be scheduled any time in the year.
The group rehearses on Sundays from 4:30-7:00 PM at the Oberlin Conservatory. (View Full Schedule)
Repertoire includes traditional symphonic works, new compositions, occasional works from the pops repertoire, such as film music. There may also be special events like exchange programs and multi-media programming.
Philharmonia aims to challenge its musicians to perform at a high pre-collegiate level, with training emphasis on practice techniques, personal responsibility, and listening skills. The atmosphere is one of cooperation, not competition. There are at least three formal
Victor Liva is the conductor of the Philharmonia.