The Philharmonic Schools program is the Orchestra’s flagship in-school program. The program is a substantial commitment from both the Philharmonic and the partner schools leading to an ongoing, transformational relationship.

Openings in Philharmonic Schools program are limited and are only made possible upon the dissolution of a current partnership or when Orchestra resources allow for expansion. Schools pay a modest fee ($900 per participating classroom for a full year’s activities); New York Philharmonic contributions cover 85% of the costs.

If your school is interested in becoming a partner school in Philharmonic Schools please:

  1. 1.) Check out this PDF to get a better idea of partner expectations and requirements
  2. 2.) Share with your school’s principal and/or administration to gauge interest
  3. 3.) Fill out an Inquiry Form

A member of the New York Philharmonic Education Department will follow up with you shortly.

Please note that we currently only consider partnerships within the five boroughs of New York City for students in grades 3-5.