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Please Note: We are moving forward with our Orchestra Auditions for the 2020/2021 season.
Please feel free to fill out our online Orchestra Audition Form:  click here.  You will be contacted shortly with additional information.
If you are unable to fill out our online form, you may access a pdf which can be printed, filled out, and sent to our offices.
For returning members, click here for your pdf form. For new members, click here.


Welcome from the Philharmonia's Assistant Director

Welcome to the Hochstein Philharmonia! This orchestra is the first full orchestral (winds/brass/strings/percussion) experience students receive at Hochstein. We will be working on advanced repertoire while refining the basics of solid orchestral technique. Throughout the year, we will also be working on our musicianship, conducting, improvising, and composing. 

This website is a resource for Philharmonia students to check in with their directors, discover music both new and old, and find information about other Hochstein orchestras. Please explore and become familiar with the different areas of the site using the navigation provided. I'm looking forward to working with you all!

Matt Osika, Assistant Director 

Hochstein Philharmonia Orchestra

John Fetter, Director 

Matt Osika, Assistant Director

Suggested grades 6-11, NYSSMA Level 5-6 - audition required

Saturdays, 9:00 am -11:00 pm 


A full orchestra (strings, bass, woodwinds, percussion) providing students the opportunity to learn intermediate to advanced repertoire while refining orchestral technique. The Philharmonia performs three concerts annually including joint concerts with other Hochstein orchestras.


Audition information for the 2019-2020 school year can be accessed by clicking the links to the forms in the box at the left.


Fee: $10 registration fee; $476* yearly tuition, payable in quarterly installments of $119 each. For students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein, yearly tuition is $424 payable in quarterly installments of $106. (Fees are as of Fall 2019.)


Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.