The Philharmonic Association is proud to announce that our very own Fred Larsen was named a YoungArts Merit Winner for jazz trombone!

Recipients of the YoungArts awards are chosen based on a blind adjudication process and represent the top 10% of applicants from all over the nation. As a Merit Winner, Fred will receive not only a cash reward but will also become a part of the YoungArts professional network of distinguished artists. He will be given opportunities to work with esteemed instructors and mentors, participate in YoungArts programs, and share his work at renowned institutions such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The Philharmonic Association would like commend Fred Larsen for taking steps early on to pursue his artistic goals. His hard work and artistic achievements are certainly an inspiration and we are proud to have Fred as a trombonist in our Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble. Congratulations to Fred Larsen!