University Partnerships: University of Leicester

Since 2010 the Philharmonia Orchestra’s partnership with the University of Leicester has provided invaluable support to the student-led music activity on campus through coaching, conducting and composition tuition, one-to-one instrumental tuition, specialist guidance, marketing support and practical advice.

Annual auditions determine who will be awarded scholarships, and recipients also participate in ensembles run by the university’s Music Association. Scholarship holders span a variety of orchestral instruments, and lessons take place both in Leicester on Philharmonia concert days, and in London. Leicester University Music Association ensembles, including the orchestra, big band, concert band and choirs, receive coaching from Philharmonia musicians and specialist music leaders.

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