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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 am 


A full orchestra (strings, bass, woodwinds, percussion) providing students the opportunity to learn intermediate to advanced repertoire while refining orchestral technique.


Fees for the 2024-25 school year: $20 registration fee; $532* yearly tuition, payable in quarterly installments of $133 each. For students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein, yearly tuition is $470, payable in quarterly installments of $117.50. (Fees as of Fall 2024.)


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