PHILHARMONIC ASSOCIATION INC

Providing exceptional opportunities for young musicians since 1988

aka Triangle Youth Music   |   Cary, NC   |  https://philharmonic-association.org/

Mission

The mission of the Philharmonic Association is to educate the next generation in great classical and jazz music through ensemble performance, while encouraging appreciation, community participation, and support of these activities.

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Young musicians learn so much from participating in a PA ensemble: dedication, discipline and focus, teamwork, self-confidence, and creative expression. They find both friends and positive role models among musicians from many different cultures and backgrounds. They develop skills in critical thinking that will serve them well in whatever they choose to do. And best of all, they get to study and perform some of the most incredible music ever written. Some 2500 young musicians have participated in PA ensembles since our inception.

Ruling year info

1989

Executive Director

Mrs. Margaret Partridge

Artistic Director

David Glover

Main address

PO Box 782

Cary, NC 27512 USA

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EIN

58-1818884

NTEE code info

Symphony Orchestras (A69)

Performing Arts (A60)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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The Philharmonic Association is in need of a dedicated rehearsal facility. Such a facility would better serve our current participants with scheduling autonomy in a consistent and acoustically appropriate rehearsal site. It would provide rehearsal and performance space for small ensembles and community groups. It would also enable the addition of needed program offerings including track-out and summer sessions, new ensembles and classes.
A Center for Youth Music would ensure that young musicians in the Triangle would continue to have the opportunity to participate in orchestra, jazz, and chamber music programs in the future.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Philharmonic Association - Triangle Youth Music

The Philharmonic Association has offered exceptional music ensemble training to young musicians in the Triangle and beyond since 1988. As a valuable community cultural organization, the Philharmonic Association was recognized in 2012 as a recipient of the Raleigh Medal of Arts for "extraordinary contributions to the arts”. The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County honored the Philharmonic Association with the 2011 Business Support of the Arts award in the Arts Education category for "extraordinary commitment to improving education through the arts since 1988.” In 2008, the Philharmonic Association was one of only four arts non-profits in North Carolina, and one of only four youth orchestra programs nationally, to receive recognition by the National Endowment for the Arts with grant funding in the category of Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth.

Philharmonic Association programming is notable for bringing exciting opportunities for Triangle audiences to experience rare works of art. Our orchestras have premiered 17 new compositions, performed works never heard before in the Triangle such as Telemann’s opera, Don Quixote at the Wedding of Comacho, or works rarely performed such a Vaughan Williams, Job – A Masque for Dancing and Hunter Johnson’s North State.

The ensembles of the Philharmonic Association, serving over 500 musicians per year, are led by award winning, dedicated staff whose mission is to promote the students' participation in and lifelong understanding and love of great symphonic, chamber, and jazz music. The PA is nurturing the "future of music” through ensembles that rehearse once a week and perform at least two concerts per year.

Young musicians learn so much from participating in a PA ensemble: dedication, discipline and focus, teamwork, self-confidence, and creative expression. They find both friends and positive role models among musicians from many different cultures and backgrounds. They develop skills in critical thinking that will serve them well in whatever they choose to do. And best of all, they get to study and perform some of the most incredible music ever written. Some 3900 young musicians have participated in PA ensembles since our inception.

The Philharmonic Association strives every year to give its musicians the opportunity to not only experience the challenges and rewards of playing great classical music, but to interact with other artists, young and old, to expand their understanding of the meaning of the arts in our lives, and the dedication it takes to live a meaningful life.

Population(s) Served

The Triangle Youth Philharmonic (TYP) provides a stimulating atmosphere in which advanced young musicians from throughout the region can further their musical skills in a full-orchestra setting by working with professional musicians and performing great classical music. TYP is the youth orchestra of the North Carolina Symphony and performs concerts that typically include performances of complete, original works from the symphonic repertoire. A member of the orchestra is selected by audition to perform a movement of a concerto on the spring concert.

Population(s) Served

The Triangle Youth Symphony is for young musicians to expand their musical skills. Its mission is to provide a stimulating atmosphere for its members to develop musical skills in a full-orchestra setting by working with professional musicians and performing great classical music. Playing ability and balance of instrumentation are the determining factors in the selection of members.

Triangle Youth Symphony concerts typically include performances of occasional arrangements and selections from original works in the standard symphonic repertoire.

Population(s) Served

The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (TYJE) was established in 2005 under the auspices of the non-profit Philharmonic Association. TYJE is open to advanced middle and high school musicians, selected by annual audition in August. Since 2010, TYJE has been under the direction of Dr. Gregg Gelb, a 2019 Raleigh Medal of Arts awardee. TYJE members develop the skills to perform a wide range of jazz compositions in a professional setting. The current twenty-two students come from eight different towns and ten different schools and many have no other opportunity to play in a jazz big band. They rehearse once a week for an hour and a half. TYJE has earned top honors since 2012 at The Carolina Jazz Festival, North Carolina Regional Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Festival at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2016 TYJE was the silver medalist in the national competition Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington Festival and have been selected to participate each year since then as the only group from North Carolina.

Population(s) Served

The Triangle Youth Orchestra is for young intermediate musicians with limited experience. Its mission is to provide a stimulating atmosphere for its members to develop the musical skills necessary to perform in our more advanced full orchestras by working with professional musicians and performing exciting arrangements of great classical music. The music for TYO is selected from arrangements of well-known orchestral works as well as purpose-composed educational music.

Population(s) Served

The Triangle Youth String Orchestras provide an encouraging atmosphere for young string players to learn ensemble skills. Members should be able to read music and have prior experience, such as private lessons or school orchestra. There is no audition to participate.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Raleigh Medal of Arts 2012

Awards

Business Support of the Arts - Arts Education category 2011

Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Affiliations & memberships

City of Raleigh 2012

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The vision of the Philharmonic Association is to set the standard in our country for providing a comprehensive array of classical and jazz ensemble opportunities for young musicians, while at the same time leading our peers in growing and sustaining a culture of diversity, inclusion and accessibility in the arts.

The Philharmonic Association engages in ongoing evaluation of our programming to determine how best to meet community need.

The Strategic Planning Committee, a subcommittee of the Board of Directors, is charged with long range planning. The Philharmonic Association is in the process of developing an endowment fund to ensure its long-term financial sustainability. A reliable rehearsal facility is the organization's biggest challenge and plans to have a home for the organization are being pursued.

We continue to offer first rate music education and performances. We have yet to achieve our dream of a Center for Youth Music - a dedicated rehearsal facility that would allow our groups to reach their full potential.

How we listen

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Financials

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Operations

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PHILHARMONIC ASSOCIATION INC

Board of directors
as of 4/9/2020
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Board chair

Seth Weinreb

Surgeon

Term: 2019 - 2022

Luanne Roth

Hugh Partridge

Reginald DeMatteis

Kimberly Bentley

SAS

Kelli Partin

Stephanie Swisher

William Weisser

Alice Ju

Christopher Short

NC Symphony

Christin Danchi

NC Symphony

Joel Duquene

IBM

Lorry McCoy

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No