Open Rehearsals

Select rehearsals are open to High School and College age musicians as a learning experience. Because this is valuable working time for the conductor and the orchestra, there are restrictions and policies that are enforced. Information about availability and reservations is available by contacting the OKCPHIL's Education Coordinator.


  • No children under 10 years of age are permitted.

  • Reservations are required. There will be no admittance without advance registration.

  • Reservations must be made by noon the Friday of rehearsal.

  • Admission is restricted to 50 people. Organized school groups may qualify for an exception.

  • Registered attendees must enter through the North or South backstage doors at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown OKC. Proceed to the South backstage doors and down the black and white tiled ramp. The Philharmonic Education Coordinator will meet you here to check-in.

  • Check-in will begin 30 minutes before rehearsal begins.

  • No admittance after rehearsal begins -- no exceptions.

  • Attendees will remain seated in the designated area of the hall until break and must leave the theater using the same door through which they entered.

  • Rehearsal attendees are not allowed in the backstage area of the stage house or the restrooms backstage. The lobby restrooms are available for rehearsal attendees.

  • No cell phone usage allowed.

  • No recording or photography is permitted.


Master Classes with the Guest Artists

Talented University music majors are paired with guest artists of the Philharmonic in a lesson before an audience. The public is invited to these free events. Master classes are presented at various university locations and are announced as details are finalized. For the most current information, sign up for the monthly Philharmonic eNews.

 Master Classes are free of charge and open to the public.  Children under 10 years of age are not permitted.

Side by Side

The Side by Side Concert program brings together the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and young musicians. 

This year, participants from Oklahoma Youth Orchestra (OYO) will be playing in the Side by Side concert. Those selected rehearse a major symphonic program, and perform it for the public, sitting side-by-side with their professional counterparts in the Philharmonic. Both the preparation and performance by the full ensemble take place under the direction of the Philharmonic’s music director Joel Levine.

In addition, winners from the Music Olympics competition are often invited to appear as guest soloist and perform with the Philharmonic (without the young musicians in the orchestra). Many young soloists have made their symphony orchestra debuts on the Side-by-Side concerts such as the 2011 Carver competition winner Trenton Howard and the 2004 Meinders Piano competition winner Jaymes Kirksey.

Internship Opportunities

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic is producing its twenty-sixth season. Participate in the excitement of presenting one of the region’s top orchestras and gain a broad perspective on arts administration, music, and music history. Receive on-the-job training and experience working alongside professional staff.

Intern positions are heavily involved with the 17 education programs offered by the OKC Philharmonic and OKC Orchestra League. Interns will also receive additional exposure to concert production, administration, development, and marketing. This paid internship requires approximately 15 to 20 hours per week and may include evening and weekend work. Reliable transportation is required. 

Music Resource Guide

The Resource Guide catalogs contacts for music instruction and area businesses that rent and sell new and used instruments. The Resource Guide is distributed during appropriate events, including the Instrument Playground and Discovery Concerts. Link to request a copy.

Student Rush Tickets

Discount tickets for students are available for each Classics and Pops concert in our "STUDENT RUSH" program for just $6 each. Students are required to present a valid student I.D. from a high school or college. The Student Rush ticket program is designed for high school and college students who attend a performance as an independent ticket buyer.

One ticket per valid I.D.
 No guaranteed seating
 Available concert night only