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 2021-22 academic year, with one concert near the end of each quarter. The first rehearsal is September 29, 2021 at 5 p.m. See below for audition information.

Faculty Conductor

Audition Information

Returning Members

No audition is required due to the transition of returning to in-person ensembles. Please email Dr. Hasty by September 19 expressing your interest in rejoining the ensemble:

New Woodwinds, Brass, and Strings Members

Please sign up for a time slot using the link below. Please 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.

Philharmonia New Member Audition

New Percussionists

Please send an email to

Featured Video

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


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