Education & Community

Ages 13-18

At the Orlando Philharmonic, we strive to create musical programs for every age and stage of musical background. We offer a wide variety of programs perfect for budding musicians, music lovers, and ensembles.


Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra:
High School Orchestra of Distinction

In the 2015-2016 season we introduced the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra:  High School Orchestra of Distinction program.  Orchestras participating in this competitive program receive support and feedback from local orchestral experts and professional musicians.  Participating orchestras receive exclusive invitations to open dress rehearsals, master classes, opportunities to sit in with the orchestra, and so much more!

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Youth Orchestra Information

Interested in taking your musicianship to the next level? Consider joining one of Orlando’s amazing youth orchestras.

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Open Dress Rehearsals

Are you interested in seeing how Orlando Philharmonic concerts come together? Are you a music director interested in bringing your ensemble to observe a professional group?

The Philharmonic offers open dress rehearsals at no cost to attendees several times a year. To learn about upcoming dates email us at and a Philharmonic representative will get back to you.

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Backstage Pass

The best way for music students to gain an understanding of a professional orchestra concert is through the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s Backstage Pass program, in which students learn about the music, witness the rehearsal process, talk with professional musicians, and experience the concert together in a fun setting.

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New this year: Online Program Notes!

Attending an Orlando Philharmonic event for the first time? Get the most out of your experience by reading about the musical works pieces you’ll hear.

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