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TYJE accepted into Essentially Ellington!

By |2022-07-08T19:39:56+00:00|4, News|

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.

BHM Spotlight: William Grant Still

By |2022-03-17T14:31:06+00:00|4, News|

Black History Month Spotlight: William Grant Still Written by PA Intern Steven Ji.  William Grant Still (May 11, 1895 – December 3, 1978) was an African-American composer and conductor. Throughout his lifetime he composed nearly 200 works, including five symphonies, four ballets, and nine operas. One of his pieces, Festive Overture, was performed last fall

PA Musician Selected for NGJO

By |2021-10-25T14:53:19+00:00|4, News, Uncategorized|

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

Interested in a Career in Music Education?

By |2021-03-24T01:53:10+00:00|4, News, Uncategorized|

If you're a middle school or high school student wondering whether a career might be a good fit, we have good 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

TYJE Members Excel at Carolina Jazz Festival

By |2021-03-16T21:32:36+00:00|4, News, Uncategorized|

For many musicians, competitions can be extremely motivating.  Sometimes it may be the prizes that motivate our practice.  Other times, it might be the opportunity to showcase our work that pushes us to excel.  This year, in hopes of inspiring young jazz musicians to continue pursuing their talents despite the challenges posed by the pandemic,

United Strings of Color Spreads Holiday Cheer

By |2020-12-30T01:16:33+00:00|4, Uncategorized|

Last weekend, our United Strings of Color Quartet (Kennedy Mitchell and CT Thomas, violins, Sterling Elliott, viola; Lexi Etienne, cello) had the chance to spread some holiday cheer at the North Carolina Museum of Art.  On both Saturday, December 19th and Sunday, December 20th, the quartet put on two performances of their holiday program which

MBK-Wake Features United Strings of Color

By |2020-08-07T14:34:39+00:00|4, News, Uncategorized|

As part of My Brother’s Keeper Wake County initiative to build a collaborative community of organizations united by the goal of impacting the lives of Black, Latinx, and Native American youth, a directory of partners was established on their website. The Philharmonic Association became one of the first partners to register our profile at mbkwakeco.org

An Inspiring Young Musician

By |2020-07-16T16:19:14+00:00|4, News, Uncategorized|

It is always exciting for our organization to see our members standing out at their schools and within their communities for their leadership, collaborative ability, integrity, and excellence. Those are qualities we highly value and strive to develop within the Philharmonic Association community.  They are also qualities that perfectly describe Alexandra Etienne.  Lexi has played cello

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