UA Philharmonic Orchestra

Information for Members

Request for Absence

Requests must be made online and in advance.  You will be sent a response and approval/denial from the UA Philharmonic conductor via the orchestra manager. The UA Philharmonic master calendar is kept on the UA Orchestras bulletin board outside room 168.

Current UA Philharmonic Syllabus


Performance history of the UA Philharmonic 2001 to present.

On-line listening

A huge library of streamed recordings is available to UA students through the Naxos Music Library.  Your UA netID and password will give you access to the Naxos Music Library.

The Nelson Riddle Endowment

In 1998, the University of Arizona received an endowment on behalf of the estate of the late Naomi Riddle, widow of the famed composer and arranger Nelson Riddle. It comprised the entire personal collection of the legendary arranger and conductor Nelson Riddle’s work.  In addition, funds were set aside to create the Nelson Riddle Endowed Chair in Music, a position held by Director of Orchestral Activities, Thomas Cockrell.