Chamber Music Concert at NCMA

By |2021-04-06T20:37:27+00:00|3, Season Events, Uncategorized|

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. 

PA Musicians Advance to Quarterfinals

By |2021-03-31T17:46:43+00:00|1, News, Uncategorized|

Have you heard of the Fischoff Competition? It is recognized as one of the most important youth chamber music competitions in the country and, according to Fischoff's website, is the largest chamber competition in the world.  This year, Fischoff will be hosting their 48th annual competition virtually from May 14-16. Although the Philharmonic Association is

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

PA Conductors at Central Region Jazz Clinic

By |2021-03-15T14:57:07+00:00|3, News, Uncategorized|

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

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,


By |2021-03-02T20:28:53+00:00|5, News, Uncategorized|

Listen up! The date of the Philharmonic Association's Live-Stream Fundraising Event has been CHANGED!  The event will now take place on Friday, March 19th at 5pm.  To learn more about this year's fundraiser, continue reading. For our 2020-21 fundraiser, we are doing something a little different than previous years. In order to design an event

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

A Unique Year for the TYP Wind Quintet

By |2020-12-28T17:40:13+00:00|3, News, Uncategorized|

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

Art Invitational Winners 2020

By |2020-12-29T19:28:48+00:00|5, News, Uncategorized|

The Philharmonic Association is excited to officially announce the winners of our 2020 art invitational! Every year, we invite local high school students to submit artwork to be considered for our program cover.  Students are asked to submit artwork inspired in some way by classical or jazz music.  The art of the first place winner

NC Symphony Masterclass for Violinists

By |2020-10-05T17:07:44+00:00|3, News, Uncategorized|

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

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