My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Philharmonic Association Inc, Raleigh, NC, USA
I recently joined the Board of Trustees of the Philharmonic Association after volunteering in various capacities during my son's participation in three of the Association's progressive orchestras during his development as a cellist.
The PA is the primary vehicle through which developing musicians in the Research Triangle area experience orchestral training at a high level, comparable to that of youth orchestras in larger metropolitan areas of the country. The Association is exceedingly well run by Hugh and Margaret Partridge. No young person who meets the audition standards is turned away for inability to pay the tuition (which is modest for all). Standards are high, as appropriate to the skill level of the orchestra, for every sponsored group. A number of the alumni of the PA have gone on to conservatory training, and are now playing professionally in major orchestras.
It is fitting that an area as culturally and educationally rich as the Research Triangle should have an association of youth orchestras of the caliber of the PA. Having served on nearly two dozen nonprofit boards (and having acted as legal counsel to many of them), including the board of the North Carolina Symphony, I can say without reservation that I am privileged to serve the PA as a board member.