I was blessed to have such an incredible outlet for music when I was in high school. In the orchestra, we played high-level and classic works, and performed original pieces by local composers. We learned from members of the N.C. Symphony, and were directed by the talented Hugh Partridge.
But TYP meant a lot more to me than just pretty music. There I met some of my best friends, and had a magnificent time performing in places like the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC.
I joined the board because I believe in the organization and I wanted to make sure that other young musicians have the same life-changing experiences that TYP gave to me.
The Philharmonic Association has grown since my time in the orchestra thanks to the dedicated volunteers and staff. Now, even more kids are able to make beautiful music to share with our community.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
hearing some amazing concerts. I also was a participant for many years!
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Not change a thing! OK, maybe a new rehearsal space, but they are amazingly efficient with a small staff and small budget.