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PHILHARMONIC ASSOCIATION INC
January 28, 2011

I am a professional violinist working with the North Carolina Symphony. Over the past years I have had a number of students who have participated in the Triangle Youth Philharmonic orchestra. Each student has grown tremendously as a musician while working with the group and Mr. Partridge, the conductor of the orchestra. Mr. Partridge is very strict with the students yet brings to them the enjoyment of the music. He shows them what a professional orchestra is capable of doing and his results are wonderful. The music the students get to work on is of the highest level and the performances are truly surprising. I have had some students come into a lesson feeling discouraged over the difficulty of a given passage in a piece of music. After much hard work, and when it all comes together at the performance, these students are thrilled at what they can accomplish. This is another "tiny" step in creating a future professional musician. I truly believe the Philharmonic Association and Mr. Partridge are a great asset to the area and are leading the way in helping many young people to enjoy classical music.

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Professional with expertise in this field & I have coached a number of students at times.