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The Philadelphia Orchestra Global Music Center is the Orchestra’s new online international music education program that provides high school and conservatory students in China with premium instrument instruction, real-life performance preparation, career guidance from Philadelphia Orchestra musicians and administrators, and a curriculum that addresses and bridges cultural differences through music education. 

As the first American orchestra to perform in the People's Republic of China in 1973 under the legendary conductor Eugene Ormandy, this Center continues a tradition of innovation and friendship with young people and students throughout China that spans four decades.

The Orchestra is launching the Global Music Center this summer, with a one-week intensive during the week of July 26, 2021. Completion of this one-week intensive will be rewarded with a certificate signed by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and President and CEO Matίas Tarnopolsky. 

Program Dates: July 26 – August 1, 2021  

Fees & Tuition:  
  • Application Fee: 1000 RMB
  • One-week Intensive Tuition: 30000 RMB 
Courses will include:
  • 1 on 1 lessons with Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians
  • Chamber music lessons
  • Masterclasses
  • Electives (at least 3 required)
Please Note: All class sessions will be conducted in English.

Students who play the following instruments are eligible to apply:
  • Violin  
  • Viola  
  • Cello
  • Bass
  • Oboe
  • English Horn
  • Flute
  • Horn
  • Harp 

Application Deadline: Applications and Audition Videos must be submitted via Acceptd by 11:59 pm on June 27, 2021. Students who are invited to participate in the Global Music Center will be notified by email by July 1, 2021. 

For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.