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A Unique Opportunity For Middle And High School Students To Experience The Creative Process Of A Major Orchestra From The Inside.

Be a part of Student Invited Rehearsals and/or the Student Coaching Program with The California Philharmonic!

Application form(s) must be fully completed by teacher or guardian. You may submit electronically or by sending the completed application materials to: 

Philharmonia Association
ATTN: California Philharmonic Outreach Program
600 Playhouse Alley, Suite 400
Pasadena, CA 91101


Student Invited Rehearsals provide all students (everyone, not just music students!), parents, and instructors with a unique opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of the California Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall. No music training is needed! See how a professional orchestra rehearses, the challenges it might face, and ask questions about the whole process. You will attend one of five rehearsals taking place in the evenings from 7:30PM to 9:30PM during June - August, 2019. It’s part of our ongoing effort to inspire a new generation of students by giving thousands of young people, as well as their teachers and families, an opportunity to see the workings of a major orchestra from a different and special perspective - from the inside.

But that’s not all!

The California Philharmonic is also accepting applications for interested music student ensemble groups to be a part of our Student Coaching Program. Any type of student ensemble is welcome to apply: Chamber choirs, string quartets, woodwind quintets, piano trios, etc.

Participating ensembles will perform at our after parties and the students will receive private coaching with a select member of the orchestra for 45 minutes.

Here’s How It Works:

  • Both programs are open to all students in grades 6-12, their parents, and teachers.

  • Student Coaching Program participants receive free parking (up to two cars); Student Invited Rehearsal parking is free for the first 25 applicants. Participants in both programs must provide their own transportation to and from Walt Disney Concert Hall.

  • Students, Parents, and teachers participating in the Invited Rehearsals will be seated in the Front Orchestra or Orchestra sections during rehearsals.

  • Student Invited Rehearsal attendees receive a 50% discount for the concert performance of their choice (balcony seating only). You will receive your discount code at the rehearsal. Student Coaching Program participants receive free tickets for the concerts they will be playing at for the after parties.


Download the flyers and applications below!