Triangle Youth String Orchestra
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TYSO 2012 Concert
About Triangle Youth String Orchestra
The Triangle Youth String Orchestra provides engaging musical experiences for students who have an interest in performing in a string ensemble or wish to gain the experience necessary to perform in one of our full orchestras. The ensemble is open to musicians in the 4th grade and above with prior experience such as private lessons or school orchestra.
Although no entrance audition is required, the ability to read music is necessary. Violinists who want to play in the first violin section, and violinists, violists, cellists and bassists who want to be section leaders should plan to play a short audition. The audition will consist of a scale of your choice, one minute of a piece of your choice, and sightreading.
For complete information or to register online for the 2017-18 school year, visit the PA Wikispace for this ensemble.
Artistic Staff, Triangle Youth String Orchestra
Emily Zimmerman graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. She began playing the violin in third grade in her school orchestra program and continued to cultivate her love of music through participation in her school orchestra and private lessons through college. While in college, she was an assistant conductor for the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra in Indianapolis.
Since graduation Ms. Zimmerman has been teaching and conducting orchestras in public schools. Her orchestras have consistently received superior ratings at Music Performance Adjudication. In addition, Emily enjoys teaching private violin and viola lessons through the Musicians Learning Center in Raleigh and plays violin in a string quartet.
Gina Ali, born in North Carolina, started playing violin at a very young age. Her love for music grew throughout her youth as she participated in many of the local youth orchestras, including our own Triangle Youth Philharmonic. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Music degree from Meredith College, with an emphasis in Music Education.
She spent ten years teaching strings in the San Francisco Bay Area and has since returned to teach for Wake County Public Schools. Ms. Ali formerly served as the orchestra director at Hunter Elementary in Raleigh. She started the Mission Attendance Area String Program in Fremont, California and was the Lower School Director or Music and Strings at Redwood Day School in Oakland, California. Currently, she is teaching at Stough Elementary in Raleigh.
Over the years Gina has enjoying playing with several chamber groups, as well as the Appalachian Symphony, the Raleigh Civic Symphony, the Oakland Civic Orchestra and the San Francisco Sinfonietta.