Interested in performing as part of the FOOSA Philharmonic this summer? Click here to reach our application page.

Scroll down to see various videos from previous FOOSA summers!


*A select number of exceptionally advanced younger pre-college students may be offered spots in the FOOSA Philharmonic. Eligibility will be decided on the basis of submitted audition videos and teacher recommendations.

Our FOOSA Philharmonic is a pre-professional orchestra that allows advanced musicians of graduate school, college, and high school age* to enjoy a side-by-side performance experience with our outstanding faculty members.

Instrumentation needs: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn, clarinet/bass clarinet/e-flat clarinet, bassoon/contra, horn, trumpet, trombone/bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion, and harp. Rolling admissions will continue until we have filled all available positions. 

It’s very, very special. I would say it’s on a world-class level of musical accomplishment.
—Lynn Harrell, cellist and FOOSA faculty member




Our FOOSA Half-day Program is a commuter program (participants attend only from 9a-1p each day) for younger and/or less advanced players, appropriate for elementary through high school students who play violin, viola, cello, or double bass. We do have enough interest from wind and brass players, so we will expand the program to include them! APPLY NOW VIA OUR HALF-DAY APPLICATION FORM!

The FOOSA Festival takes place on the Fresno State campus.

To apply, CLICK HERE. Discounts available until April 1, 2018. Tuition assistance is available for all applicants in either program. Apply early for fullest access to these opportunities. Click to see a tuition assistance form.

A few more FOOSA videos...

Benjamin Boone, Waterless Music, FOOSA Philharmonic, Thomas Loewenheim, conductor, WDCH, June 26, 2015