Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble is going to NYC!! They have been chosen as one of the top 15 jazz bands in the country and will be competing in the Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival this May. Congratulations to all of our TYJE musicians, families and to Dr. Gelb and our Triangle Youth Jazz artistic staff.
Earlier this month, our United Strings of Color (Kennedy Mitchell and CT Thomas, violins, Sterling Elliott, viola; Lexi Etienne, cello) and the PA String Quartet (Kenny Zhang and Suenne Khoo violins, Emily Schmidt viola, Elizabeth Nam, cello) put on a delightful pop-up concert at the North Carolina Museum of Art along with musicians from NCCMI.
When it comes to holidays, music plays a very important role as a form of rejoicing. This Easter weekend, the United Strings of Color will be featured in Elevation Baptist Church's Virtual Easter Celebration which can be viewed any time on Facebook by clicking this link. The quartet (Kennedy Mitchell and CT Thomas, violins, Sterling
We invite conductors onto our staff based on their passion for music, valuable knowledge, and their teaching ability, so it is no surprise to find that Philharmonic Association conductors are asked to teach and perform outside of our organization as well. For example, we were excited to hear that TYJO Director Lisa Burn and TYJB Director Kobie Watkins were
Technology fatigue is something almost everyone is familiar with at this point. Many of the Philharmonic Association's young musicians and staff began the 2020-21 season exhausted with virtual rehearsals and ready to make creative adjustments in order to continue playing together. The Triangle Youth Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet, for instance, decided to organize in-person and socially
If you're a violinist, listen up! The North Carolina Symphony will be hosting a virtual masterclass for middle and high school violinists on Monday, October 19th at 4:00pm. This workshop is part of their "Tune-Up!" Series and will feature NC Symphony violinists Emily Glover and Qi Cao. Musicians will be divided by age group in
On Tuesday, September 8th, our Triangle Youth Philharmonic had their first rehearsal of the 2020-21 season. As one would expect, rehearsals look a little different this fall. Each of our full orchestras is divided up into smaller groups and each group is assigned a time slot for a socially distanced rehearsal at Apex Community Park.
During this unprecedented time, the PA is carefully considering the best ways to keep our students and staff safe while providing the excellent quality of music education that you have come to expect. As with everything in the world right now, plans are constantly in flux, but we wanted to inform you about the options we