The mission of the Philharmonic Association is to educate the next generation in great classical and jazz music through ensemble performance, while encouraging appreciation, community participation, and support of these activities.


The vision of the Philharmonic Association is to set the standard in our country for providing a comprehensive array of classical and jazz ensemble opportunities for young musicians, while at the same time leading our peers in growing and sustaining a culture of diversity, inclusion and accessibility in the arts.


Respect:  We strive to foster a culture of respect by creating a supportive environment where young musicians and artistic staff exhibit respect for each other and the music.

Collaboration:   We value the enrichment and creativity found in partnering with other youth arts organizations.

Excellence:  We encourage a pursuit of excellence by young musicians as they strive to reach their personal best.

Diversity and Inclusion: We value the benefit that diversity brings to our organization and will make every reasonable accommodation as we ensure an inclusive environment for our young musicians, staff, and audiences.

Integrity: We believe a culture of accountability will produce individuals with high integrity whose character and professionalism are admirable, and whose musical interpretation is honest and authentic.

photo of philharmonic violin section during a performance

Meet Our Supporters

The Philharmonic Association wishes to thank and acknowledge the following organizations and corporations for their funding support.