The Philharmonic Association has kicked 2021 off with some fun changes to our usual spring programming! Since cold temperatures prevent our ensembles from rehearsing outdoors for the beginning of the year, we decided to take a break from Zoom rehearsals and offer our members virtual classes on a variety of musical topics this month. The
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
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
I am excited to introduce myself as the new Executive Director of the Philharmonic Association! COVID-19 presents obvious new and unique challenges to this role, and I pledge to be as creative, communicative, and open to suggestions as I possibly can be for all of our constituents. Most importantly, the Philharmonic Association will move forward
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
The Philharmonic Association is excited to announce that the success of Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble’s project to raise support for financial aid! Within one day, the ensemble met their goal of raising $1,400. This money will provide select musicians with two private lessons in preparation for our auditions and will cover the $20 audition fee.
Recently, the Philharmonic Association had the honor of being represented by three of our students in the newsletter of My Brother's Keeper Wake (MBKWake). This organization is part of the My Brother's Keeper Alliance that focuses on building safe and supportive communities for boys and young men of color, where they feel valued and