OLA Symphony Orchestra


Dates: July 5-11, 2021
Where: Hawaii Convention Center


The OLA Symphony Orchestra is the flagship ensemble within Hawaii Youth Symphony’s partnership with the National Orchestra Institute + Festival (NOI+F).

The OLA Symphony Orchestra, the centerpiece of PMI, will be conducted by PMI Artistic Director Joe Stepec and NOI+F Director Richard Scerbo. The Symphony Orchestra is an advanced program for serious orchestral students.
Symphony students will receive coaching from OLA Artist Faculty (sectionals, masterclasses, and a private lesson). Additional mentorship will be provided by OLA Teaching Fellows.
  • Ages 13-19
  • Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe/English Horn, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion
  • Audition Requirements:
  • Solo piece of choice
  • Wind/Brass and Percussion Only: An excerpt from a band piece can be played as an alternative instead of a solo piece. Suggested 1-2 minute length.
  • Required Wind Ensemble Excerpt(s)

Symphony Conductors

Director of Orchestral Activities & PMI Artistic Director


OLA Faculty Conductor