Orchestra of Distinction Application

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s (OPO) 27th Season and to a brand new school year full of exciting opportunities! As part of the 27th season we are delighted to announce the return of the Orchestra of Distinction program and on behalf of the OPO, I would like to extend a warm invitation for your school to participate!

The High School Orchestra of Distinction program was developed to showcase the excellent musicianship and instructors of Central Florida high schools, while also providing valuable insight from our professional musicians to inspire and delight our community’s students.

OPO musicians will serve as adjudicators throughout the entire process, providing valuable encouragement, support and feedback on each school’s written application, anonymous sound samples, and live performances.

Two orchestras will receive the honor of being named the High School Orchestra of Distinction and the High School Orchestra in the Wings. Both schools will receive tremendous partnering opportunities with the Orlando Philharmonic in the following academic year.

High school orchestras from Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties are eligible to apply for the program. Application requirements can be found online at www.orlandophil.org/orchestra-of-distinction.

We are excited to begin this musical journey with you and your students!


Jessica Munch-Dittmar
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Director of Education and Community Engagement
407.896.6700 ex 232