As one of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music's large orchestral ensembles, the University Philharmonia offers an outlet for musical expression to all string players at the University of Georgia. Any student string players are openly invited to perform in the Philharmonia, while all other instruments are selected via audition each semester. The ensemble performs three times per academic year.
The University Philharmonia is under the supervision of Mark Cedel. The ensemble is conducted also by graduate students majoring in orchestral conducting. It meets Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. All students receive one hour of course credit.