Mission: The mission of the Philharmonic Association is to provide an opportunity for young musicians to learn, understand, and perform great symphonic and jazz music, to provide professional training to promote the students' participation in and lifelong understanding and love of great symphonic and jazz music, and to increase family awareness and community interest in order to ensure continuing appreciation of, participation in, and financial support of these musical activities.
Results: We have served over 1900 young musicians, played over 500 of the world's greatest music compositions including 12 World Premiers.
Target demographics: Young musicians in the 4th through 12th grades who play orchestral instruments. High-school jazz instrumentalists.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 350 youth musicians
Geographic areas served: Triangle area of North Carolina
The Philharmonic Association has been a blessing to us for a few years now. We have a gifted musician that was needing a place to hone his talent and grow as a musician. The PA has provided technically challenging music, sectional teaching from NC symphony musicians, chamber group opportunities, solo performance opportunities and of course training as a symphonic musician. Also, the opportunity for our son to associate with other gifted musicians has given him an environment where he feels connected. He has peers in the PA that he can relate to. The value of training these young musicians receive far exceeds the dollar investment. Hugh Partridge does a great job preparing these young musicians for a future career in music if they so choose. If you've never been to one of their concerts, you need to go...you'll be amazed!