Philharmonic Orchestra is a full symphonic orchestra composed of over 100 junior and senior high musicians whose auditions show musicality and advanced technical skills. Providing a concentrated learning and performing experience for aspiring young musicians, Philharmonic Orchestra performs increasingly challenging classical repertoire throughout the year. Members of the Philharmonic Orchestra are exposed to the best of classical music to foster a professional attitude. Individual progress is expected and recognized through chair auditions and Principal solos.  Professional musicians are brought in periodically to coach sectionals. Philharmonic Orchestra has performed throughout the state, including the SW Youth Orchestra Festival at NAU in Flagstaff, the AMEA convention and in California, Germany, England, China, Austria and the Czech Republic.

Previously Symphonette Orchestra

Grades

Junior and senior high

Ensemble Fee

$525

Rehearsals

Wednesday evenings, 6:30-9:00 pm
Central High School (4525 N. Central, Phoenix)

Conductor

Dr. Walter Temme

Ensemble Music Level of Difficulty: Performs literature such as: Bizet L’Arlesienne Suite # 2, Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture, Saint-Saens Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah, and Dvorak Symphony #8

Audition Components

Solo

Solo of your choice. Please perform a total of 3:00 minutes of music from the work.

Scales

Specific scale requirement will be email on May 15th and need to be uploaded by 9pm PST on May 16th.

  • Strings: Up to 4 sharp and 4 flats Major and Melodic Minor scales three octave unless impossible for instrument.
  • Woodwinds and Brass: All major scales (2 octaves when possible) and chromatic scale covering entire range of instrument.