All City Orchestra Summer Academy (ACOSA) is The Mann Center for Performing Arts’ premier summer orchestra training camp for young instrumentalists. The Mann Center, in partnership with The Philadelphia Orchestra, the School District of Philadelphia, and Project 440, annually collaborates to facilitate this high-quality orchestra training experience at zero cost to local students. ACOSA is designed to serve students 6th grade to 12th grade, and to provide a growth and mentorship opportunity, guiding students to work on technical playing skills throughout the summer.
Following a successful inaugural 2019 season, ACOSA students and teachers came together in 2020 to produce the second installment of All City Orchestra Summer Academy – this time virtually. The program culminated with a virtual performance of Farandole from Georges Bizet's L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2, conducted by the wonderful Yannick Nézet-Séguin!
The 2021 All City Orchestra Summer Academy will take place from July 19-30, 2021. Applications are now open! To apply and learn more, please visit: https://manncenter.org/acosa.