The Philharmonic Association was presented with the 2011 Business Support of the Arts Award in the Arts Education category by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County. We were cited for “extraordinary commitment to improving education through the arts since 1988.” Thanks to numerous positive reviews written by participants, parents, and music professionals, the PA made the Top-Rated Arts Nonprofits list in 2011 and 2014 on the Great Nonprofits website.
TYP performs at the 2012 Raleigh Arts Commission Medal of Arts ceremony.
THE PHILHARMONIC ASSOCIATION was extremely honored to be recognized by the City of Raleigh, North Carolina Arts Commission, as a 2012 recipient of the Medal of Arts.
The Triangle Youth Philharmonic performed for the ceremony on October 3, 2012.
In celebration of our 25th year, the Philharmonic Association commissioned works from local composers Craig Hanemann, Robert Nosow, Tom Lohr, and Terry Mizesko for TYSO, TYO, TYS and TYP to premiere.
All our groups, as well as an orchestra of PA alumni, performed for a grand celebration at Booth Amphitheatre, Cary, on June 2, 2013.
Other Medal of Arts Recipients Affiliated With the Philharmonic Association:
Artistic Director EmeritusHugh Partridge was a recipient of the Raleigh Medal of Arts in recognition of his “extraordinary achievement in the Arts” in 2003.
Gregg Gelb, conductor of our Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble from 2010 to present, was a recipient of the Raleigh Medal of Arts in 2019.