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5 PA Members Awarded Seats in NYO!

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The Philharmonic Association is honored to have some of the most talented young musicians in the country playing in our ensembles.  And when we say the most talented in the country, we are not exaggerating. In fact, we recently discovered that three of our members were awarded seats in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States (NYO-USA), one in NYO2, and one in NYO Jazz. Being chosen to play in these prestigious ensembles, each sponsored by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, is an incredible feat. Every summer, youth musicians from all over the US participate in a comprehensive audition

Now Accepting High School Interns!

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Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of an arts organization like the Philharmonic Association?  Are you looking for ways to gain valuable work experience while in high school?  Do you want to learn more about topics like nonprofit management, social media marketing, programming, and other aspects of arts administration?  If this describes you, then the Philharmonic Association's Musician Internship Program is the opportunity you've been looking for. The PA Musician Intern Program is a open to juniors and seniors in high school, who audition in August and are selected for a PA ensemble, or who participate

PA Musician Selected for NGJO

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This is not the first time that Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble saxophonist Zebedee Jewell-Alibhai has earned a headline on our website, and something tells us that it won't be the last.  Whenever there's an opportunity to grow as a jazz musician, Zeb takes it, and being the hardworking student he is, success often follows. You can read about his accomplishment as a YoungArts award winner here and his success in the Jerry Mulligan Jazz Challenge here. This month, we are excited to announce that Zeb has been chosen as a member of the 2021 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. According to

The Impact of USC’s Violin Vigils

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Throughout the month of May, our United Strings of Color (Kennedy Mitchell and CT Thomas, violins, Sterling Elliott, viola; Lexi Etienne, cello) have been commemorating black lives lost through music and poetry in a series of Violin Vigils.  These have taken place at a variety of locations including St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, the Martin Luther King Memorial Gardens, and the Stephenson Amphitheater at Raleigh Little Theatre. These events are more than just concerts -- they are opportunities to acknowledge the tragedy of continued racial violence in our country and honor those whose lives were lost as a result.  For centuries, music

Congrats to Our 2021 Seniors!

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The time has come to give a huge round of applause to our graduating seniors.  For our 2021 graduates, senior year was not an easy one with the pandemic continuing to place obstacles in the paths of academic and musical pursuits. Despite the challenges of the year, however, our seniors have excelled musically and made impressive academic accomplishments.  They attended weekly Philharmonic Association rehearsals, whether virtual or in-person, performed at least two concerts, and in the midst of a chaotic year, chose their college and completed rigorous application processes. To see where our 2021 seniors will be attending college and

Learn About Unique Careers in Music

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If you’re a middle school or high school student wondering whether a career in music might be a good fit, we have great news for you!  For the next few weeks, our Musician Intern Team will be interviewing individuals with different careers involving music, from commercial film scorers to scientific researchers. Articles about these interviews will be posted on our website each week to help you explore different careers and pathways in music.  This week, Musician Intern and TYS cellist Callista Holleschak interviewed Christine Lightner, a member of the Air Force Band. Have you ever heard of the Air Force

Expanding the Horizons of Young Musicians

The mission of the Philharmonic Association is to educate the next generation in great classical and jazz music through ensemble performance, while encouraging appreciation, community participation, and support of these activities.

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Triangle Youth Philharmonic

Triangle Youth Philharmonic

The Triangle Youth Philharmonic (TYP) is the youth orchestra of the North Carolina Symphony.

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Triangle Youth Symphony

Triangle Youth Symphony

The Triangle Youth Symphony is for young musicians to expand their musical skills.

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Triangle Youth Orchestra

Triangle Youth Orchestra

The Triangle Youth Orchestra is for young intermediate musicians with limited experience.

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Triangle Youth String Sinfonia

Triangle Youth String Sinfonia

The Triangle Youth String Sinfonia is open to string musicians in grades 7 to 12 who are able…

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Triangle Youth String Orchestra

Triangle Youth String Orchestra

The Triangle Youth String Orchestra provides engaging musical experiences for students who…

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Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble

Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble

The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (TYJE) is now based in Raleigh under the direction of Dr. Gregg Gelb.

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Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra

Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra

TYJO is an advanced, mostly high school ensemble, directed by Lisa Burn.

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Triangle Youth Jazz Band

Triangle Youth Jazz Band

The Triangle Youth Jazz Band (TYJB) is an intermediate level ensemble, typically comprised…

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Triangle Youth Jazz Lab

Triangle Youth Jazz Lab

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

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Brass Chamber Ensembles

Brass Chamber Ensembles

The Philharmonic Association has a history of brass ensembles that have complimented…

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String Chamber Ensembles

String Chamber Ensembles

Triangle Youth Philharmonic String Quartet performed repertoire for two violins, viola, and cello.

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Woodwind Ensembles

Woodwind Ensembles

Triangle Youth Philharmonic Wind Quintet performs repertoire for clarinet, flute, horn, oboe, and bassoon.

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The best of the area’s young musicians, participants in the Triangle Youth Philharmonic and the Triangle Youth Symphony…

Christina Nfong, News and Observer

There are lots of reasons to support the youth orchestras of the Philharmonic Association. The most important is that they give first-rate performances. A close second is that the young musicians of TYP, TYS and TYO are the classical musicians of the future, the pros, semi-pros, and amateurs who will continue to maintain the classical tradition……they comprise the cream of the crop. This is not little league; they play hardball, and they play it well.

Elizabeth and Joe Kahn , The Independent
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[TYP and TYS] do much more than train musicians. They teach a lifelong appreciation and love of music. One alum recently submitted a piece for the Philharmonic Association News entitled: “Music Keeps Me Sane.” Playing with TYP taught her commitment and about setting standards.

Carrie Knowles, The Triangle Lifestyle Magazine
CVNC

There’s hope for our collective musical future, thanks to the Triangle Youth Philharmonic and similar ensembles. The 250 or so young artists involved in the PA’s programs merit our attention and support.  Their love of music and delight in the teamwork required to create it was evident in every measure.

John W. Lambert , Classical Voice of North Carolina

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