Members of the Philharmonic Association know Dr. Gregg Gelb as the conductor of our Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble. However, conducting TYJE is certainly not the only the only thing Dr. Gelb does. He is also a composer, arranger, teacher, and saxophonist. Although the pandemic has put a stop to some of his pursuits, Dr. Gelb
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
Raising $275 dollars from one spontaneous afternoon gig is no common occurrence, but that’s exactly what a combo of our TYJE musicians did this past weekend! The six musicians in the combo, self-named “The 6-footers,” played for Carillion Forest Community Live Jazz at 4pm last Saturday, September 26, and received an inspiring total of $275
If you are feeling a little bit down about current times and want some jazz music to suit your mood, we have the perfect song for you: Arthur Kent and Sylvia Dee's "The End of the World." It may not be a happy song, but that's the great thing about music--it helps us experience all
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.
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
Dear PA Families and Staff, We would like to share the following information with you regarding the Executive Director transition for the Philharmonic Association. Margaret Partridge, the PA’s long-time Executive Director, is stepping down after having served in that role for 15 years. Margaret has worked with the PA for 30 years, first as a
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.