Join us this summer for musical magic! JUNE 11-25, 2017

Our two-week summer intensive is geared toward serious young players who want to commit themselves to a rigorous daily workout involving orchestra rehearsals, lessons, master classes, individual practice, and plenty of performance opportunities.


*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 college and high school age* to enjoy a side-by-side performance experience with our outstanding faculty members.

Repertoire for summer 2017: Strauss, Don Juan; Mahler, Symphony No. 6.

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. 




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. If there is enough interest from wind and brass players, we will expand the program to include them. Please apply early so we can plan for your participation!

The FOOSA Festival takes place on the Fresno State campus.

To apply, CLICK HERE. Discounts available until April 1, 2017. 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.

Here's a video from last summer's concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Please watch to get an idea of what we do!

Mahler Symphony No. 2, FOOSA Philharmonic, Thomas Loewenheim conductor, Walt Disney Concert Hall, June 24, 2016

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