University Philharmonia

The University of Nottingham Philharmonia is a fantastic orchestra made up of staff and students.  

If you play an instrument and are a staff member or student at the University of Nottingham or Nottingham Trent University, you are welcome to audition for the Philharmonia. Auditions happen at the start of the Spring and Autumn terms.   

Each term, the Philharmonia performs a concert to the public in our award-winning recital hall or the Nottingham Albert Hall. In the past, the Philharmonia has performed alongside world-renowned artists including Xeufei Yang and Amatis Trio.   

Information about when auditions are, rehearsal schedules, and how to buy your membership, will appear below.   

Music Traineeships  

Every year, we hire Music Trainees to learn the ins and outs of organising concerts for the University Philharmonia. Trainees will be involved in marketing, organising rehearsals, sorting music, and other admin tasks around the large student concerts we put on.   

All information on current traineeship vacancies will appear below. If you would like any more information, please contact our head of music at    


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