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.
The members of the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble are passionate about jazz and wish the wonderful experience they have in the Philharmonic Association to be more widely known and shared. In a recent discussion about diversity and social justice, TYJE members expressed the desire to raise funds for musicians who don’t have the advantages they
The Philharmonic Association is currently accepting applications for our 2020-21 Musician Intern Program! If you are an eleventh or twelfth grader planning to audition for one of our orchestras or jazz bands in the fall, this program is for you. As a member of our Musician Intern Program, you will have the opportunity to
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