The largest orchestra on campus, Philharmonia is open to all Northwestern students.

Rehearsals take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. for the 2022-23 academic year, with one concert near the end of each quarter. The first rehearsal is September 28, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Audition Information

All interested students (returning and new) should prepare a few minutes of a piece or excerpt that best demonstrates your ability on your instrument. You will also be asked to sight read. Auditions will be approximately 7 minutes long.

Please sign up for the appropriate link below

Violas, Cellos, Basses:
Violins, Woodwinds, Brass:
Percussion: please send an email to


Faculty Conductor

Featured Video

Robert G. Hasty conducts Philharmonia in Johannes Brahms’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77.


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