The Haute école de musique de Genève (HEM) Orchestra is made up of students from the institution. It benefits from partnerships with renowned professional orchestras in the Lake Geneva region and the interest of renowned conductors. It tours internationally every year. The EMH Orchestra performs works by contemporary composers. These composers work closely with the students. The EMH Orchestra is conducted by renowned conductors including Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Leonardo García Alarcón, Pierre-André Valade, Emmanuel Krivine, Pierre Bleuse, Markus Stenz and Domingo Garcia Hindoyan. In 2023-2024, the EMH Orchestra welcomes Clement Power, Laurent Gay, Peter Eötvös, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Guillaume Tourniaire, Kevin Griffith, Facundo Agudin and Victorien Vanoosten. Since its creation, the HEM Orchestra has taken part in several recording projects, some of which have received international critical acclaim.