The Philharmonia is for all NU students and it is the largest orchestra on campus. Recently, the Philharmonia performed Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra by Britten and Suite from Billy the Kid by Copland. Auditions are held during Wildcat Welcome week. Simply come to Pick-Staiger Concert Hall near the box office and sign up for an audition time. Sign up early to be assured of a time; this is a very popular group. You will be asked to play a prepared piece (solo, etude, or orchestral excerpts of your choice—anything you feel best demonstrates your abilities on your instrument) and sight read. The Philharmonia is conducted by Robert G. Hasty, associate director of orchestras.