Program description

September – June

This is provided as past description. There may be changes for the next year.

Overview: The Thousand Oaks Philharmonic’s Appassionata Program is dedicated to nurturing young musicians, offering them opportunities for social interaction, personal development, and public performance.

Key Features:

  • Connect with fellow high-achieving music enthusiasts.
  • Participate in activities that bolster your artistic credentials.
  • Gain performance experience, vital for auditions and evaluations.
  •  Access to student recitals, masterclasses, and the chance to be a soloist for an Opus concert with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to students aged 18 or below.
  • Students, their parents, or teachers must reside in Ventura County, Westlake, Agoura, Calabasas, or Malibu.
  • To solo in an Opus concert, students MUST be enrolled in the Appassionata Program.

Appassionata program fees: 

  • Pianists and Strings: $100.00
  • Other Instruments and Voice: $50.00

Financial Support:

Partial scholarships are available through the Edward Francis Scholarship Fund and Hennings-Fischer Foundation.

Exclusive Benefits for Appassionata Students:

  • Receive 2 admission vouchers per Opus concert.
  • Opportunities to perform at recitals and attend masterclasses.
  • Volunteer at retirement homes to earn community service hours.
  • Students can compete to play as soloist in an Opus Concert with the professional Orchestra. For details go to the Performance page of this site: HERE

Please find current information on programs on our website: 


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For Further Information:



Students can register at any time during the school year.

Register and pay online (preferred) for Appassionata membership: see later

Alternatively, on the Registration screen, select the text, copy it to a blank Word file, fill in the required information either on the computer or on a printed copy, and postal mail with check to:

Thousand Oaks Philharmonic
PO Box 4195, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359

Upcoming Events and Recitals:

Masterclass Schedules 


  • Strings: