The Chapel Hill Philharmonia strives to:
- Offer accomplished volunteer adult and student instrumentalists in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro and surrounding Triangle areas of North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) an opportunity to play in an orchestra and collaborate with other local musicians;
- Create an environment in which orchestra musicians may develop their musical talents under the leadership of professional musicians;
- Inspire adults and children to appreciate, study, and play classical music by providing free classical music concerts in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro and surrounding Triangle area of North Carolina; and
- Encourage young musicians to strive for excellence in music.