Triangle Youth Orchestra

The Triangle Youth Orchestra is for young intermediate musicians with limited experience. Its mission is to provide a stimulating atmosphere for its members to develop the musical skills necessary to perform in our more advanced full orchestras by working with professional musicians and performing exciting arrangements of great classical music. TYO rehearses on Mondays, 6:30 - 8:15 , in the Leesville High School band room and performs in Meymandi Concert Hall. Membership is by audition, held before the season in late August. Playing ability and balance of instrumentation are the determining factors in the selection of members. Members must be available for the following dress rehearsals and concerts in Meymandi Concert Hall: 11/24/14, 11/25/14, 4/27/15 and 4/28/15 The annual fee for participation in TYO for the 2014 - 2015 season is $290. Families with multiple musicians, or single musicians participating in more than one ensemble, will receive a 20% discount on the smaller participation fee. No musician is turned away for inability to pay the participation fee.

Triangle Youth Orchestra
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Tim Kohring
Triangle Youth Orchestra

Tim Kohring, Conductor,
Triangle Youth Orchestra

Tim Kohring is looking forward to another fantastic year as the Triangle Youth Orchestra director. He was excited to return back to his musical roots in the Philharmonic Association in 2008, having played in TYP and TYS during his years at Leesville High School. Mr. Kohring received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he also studied conducting with Mr. Tonu Kalam and Dr. Michael Votta. He then completed a Master's in Arts in Teaching from the UNC-CH School of Education. Mr. Kohring has been on the faculty of Wakefield Middle School and North Garner Middle School. He is currently the band teacher at Rolesville Middle School where he teaches concert band classes and jazz band ensembles, and enjoys the benefits and challenges to teaching in a year-round school. He can be seen from time to time playing with various community ensembles as a tuba player. Mr. Kohring is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the North Carolina Bandmasters Association, and the North Carolina Music Educators Association.

Jacob Wenger, Assistant Conductor
Triangle Youth Orchestra

Cellist Jacob Wenger is a native of Raleigh and a former Principal in the Triangle Youth Philharmonic. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and a Masters degree from Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Wenger currently holds positions in the Raleigh Symphony, the Tar River Philharmonic, and the North Carolina Theatre pit orchestra. He has performed with several touring Broadway shows at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Mr. Wenger has also performed with the "Requiem for Darfur" Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, an orchestra which included some of the best orchestral and chamber musicians in the United States. He maintains a private studio in Raleigh, and is also on the faculty at Ravenscroft School, Community Music School, and the Hayes-Barton School of Music. Mr. Wenger studied privately with Margo Drakos, Zvi Plesser, Marcy Rosen, and Jonathan Kramer. He has also studied chamber music with Robert Mann, the founding first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet, as well as Sylvia Rosenberg and Jeffrey Cohen.

2013-2014 Personnel

Violin I

Caleb McIver, Concertmaster
Emily Fang, , Associate Concertmaster
Amanda Treaster
Hannah Won
Nikilganeesh Varadarajan
Grace Chow
Jonathan Segal
Krista Wiese
Sammie Kim
Presley Gilliam
Sophie Sherali
Jason Lee
Yoon Mi Asada
Prerana Shidhaye
Danielle Rinz
Joydeep Mukherjee
Isabelle Graham
Aditya Sriram
Alex Niu
Brooke Chow


Sejin Park, Principal
Minji Kim, Associate Principal
Radhika Tawade
Manas Tiwari
Karl Peterson
Will Stevenson
Jackson McClintock
Reed Robinson

Violin II

Kadhir Patchamuthu, Principal
Andrew Nam, Associate Principal
Justin Park
Jewel Hurtgen
Adam Clark
Aditya Sundaram
Joseph Ma
Jonathan Jesalva
Shreyasi Mukherjee
Emily Dai
Andrew Whitley
Cassie Wan
Maya Krishnamoorthy
Snigdhasree Avatapally
Hannah Grimsrud
Sarah Wang
Rohan Ray
Adarsh Shidhaye
Jennifer Wang
Varun Venkatapathy


Ethan Brain, Principal
Amelia Mitchell, Associate Principal
FYewon Park
Sarah Page
David Kim
Jerry Xu
Michelle Whitlock
Gabrielle Ruehle
Stephanie Lee
Rishikesh Nookala
William DeStaffan
Sarah Kim


Sloan Dixon, Principal

Hyoungjun Sim
Harry Song
Tyrone Wu
Julia Yeh


Alyssa Quackenbush
Nuria Shin
Emily Soper


Brandon Haga
Aaric Han
Dory Li
Jonathan Su

French Horn

Grace Cline
Marissa Taylor

Caroline Konrad
Katie Redman


Evan Byrd


Wesley Major


Matthew Gillespie

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