2017 Summer Student Side-By-Side!


The Pittsburgh Philharmonic is pleased to run its Summer Student Program 2017. High school instrumental students entering grades 8 – 12 are invited to audition for an opportunity to play side by side with the members of the Philharmonic for the entire summer season. Pittsburgh Philharmonic summer students work and play in a mentoring environment with experienced adult musicians. There may also be opportunities to play in small ensembles or chamber groups. These groups will be formed dependent upon instrumentation of the accepted summer students. Upon acceptance, the fee for the summer program is $50.


Download the Summer Student Program Application Here


Audition requirements:

Violin, viola ‘cello:

Major Scales: 3 sharps and 3 flats memorized

Solo: PMEA Grade level selection or Suzuki book 4 and higher


Major Scales: 3 sharps and 3 flats memorized

Solo: PMEA Grade level selection

Woodwinds and brass:

Major Scales: 3 sharps and 3 flats memorized

Solo: PMEA Grade level selection


Solo: PMEA Grade level selection



by appointment ( 412-223-7501) or Monday evening, May 22


Rehearsal Dates:

Mondays, dates to be announced, at Scotus Hall at Mt. Alvernia in Millvale, 7:15-9:45 PM.


Performance dates:

Tuesday, July 4              Fourth of July Celebration, Zelienople

Friday, July 14                Moon Township Park

Tuesday, July 18            Masonic Villages

Sunday, August 13         Succop Theater, Butler County Community College




The Pittsburgh Philharmonic is a proud partner of Brighton Music Center 


About the Pittsburgh Philharmonic

The Pittsburgh Philharmonic is Southwestern Pennsylvania’s premier volunteer orchestra. The Philharmonic is committed to the creative expression of great music played passionately, with core traditions of education, affordability, and accessibility. The Philharmonic has approximately 70 members, ranging in age from 15 to 80, and hailing from throughout the tri-state area. Numerous musicians have been members for over 20 years, including several from the orchestra’s earliest days (formally The North Pittsburgh Civic Symphony and The North Pittsburgh Philharmonic). The musicians of The Pittsburgh Philharmonic, though volunteers, have notable credentials. Many teach music or play professionally, have advanced degrees in music, and are active members of the Pittsburgh music scene. All have talents that inspire others, like the hundreds of young people who have experienced our educational programs.


We hope you will take advantage of this educational performance opportunity with the Philharmonic.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Philharmonic by email or phone at 412-223-7501.