The Philharmonic Association, Inc.

Triangle Youth Music Since 1988

Triangle Youth Jazz Lab

Personnel 2016-17 Concert Season

Artistic Staff

Alto Sax

Tenor Sax

Baritone Sax






Triangle Youth Jazz Lab (2015)

Overview of Participation in the Triangle Youth Jazz Lab

Triangle Youth Jazz Lab provides beginnng jazz ensemble training with the goal of eventual transition to the Triangle Youth Jazz Band or Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra.


Musicians, 4th grade and above, who play alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, string bass or bass guitar, guitar, drums, or sing. Students should have a sincere interest in learning to play jazz, be able to read music, and have a minimum of one-year of school ensemble or private instruction. Students must have an instrument to bring to rehearsals and to practice on at home (a keyboard and drum-set will be provided for rehearsals.)

Selection Process

Students will be selected based on experience, desire to participate, family support for participation, and big-band jazz ensemble instrumentation. We will accept up to 4 alto and tenor saxophone players, 2 baritone saxophone players, 5 trumpeters, 5 trombonists, 2 pianists, 2 bass players, 2 drummers, 2 guitarists and 2 singers.

Application Process

Learn more here.

Steven Moore, TYJL Conductor

Trumpeter Steven Moore

Steven Moore, originally from Hope Mills, NC, is the current Orchestra Director at Douglas Byrd Middle School. Mr. Moore graduated from South View High School in 2005 under the direction of band director Jay Bolder. While a student at South View, Mr. Moore performed in the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo and Marching Band, where he served as trumpet section leader. Additionally, Mr. Moore auditioned for and won several first-chair placements in honors bands across the state, including the first ever NC All State Jazz Band. He began performing professionally at the age of 15 with local bands and started his own band at the age of 16.

Mr. Moore holds a Master of Music in Music Performance from Florida State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, both from North Carolina Central University.

Moore studied trumpet under the tuteledge of Grammy winning classical soloist Dr. Christopher Moore and Scotty Barnhart, current director of the Count Basie Orchestra.

For four consecutive years Mr. Moore was selected to perform with the AAJC Student All Star Big Band and was a finalist in the 2012 National Trumpet Competition. Moore has performed with several artists and bands of note and at festivals nationwide both as a sideman and bandleader. He performed at the 2009 Newport Jazz Festival as part of "Marsalis Music Presents...", the Notre Dame Jazz Festival, East Coast Jazz Festival, the Jazz on the Hill Festival in Virgin Gorda, BVI, the International Association for Jazz Education confrence and several others.Moore has performed with Igmar Thomas and the Revive Music Group, vocalist Bilal, Vicente Archer, Joe Chambers, Jimmy Heath, Latin Soul and numerous other artists and bands of note.

Mr. Moore has served as Adjunct Instructor of Trumpet at Thomas University in Thomasville, GA and was a Graduate Assistant at Florida State University.

Today he balances steady work as a freelance trumpet player, arranger and bandleader in addition to being a full time Orchestra Director. Steven Moore is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the North Carolina Bandmasters Association, the North Carolina Music Educators Association.