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CHAPEL HILL AREA

MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

CHAPEL HILL AREA

 

MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

CHAPEL HILL AREA

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"It was wonderful to see the energy of our young audience, and to have it matched by the orchestra. It was also an absolute treat to see that there is a younger generation of musicians in our region who play so well and with so much poise. Their teachers & parents are obviously doing something special, and the young string & wind players clearly are committed to music in a serious way, despite the many demands made on them by school and other activities."

Don Oehler, Chapel HIll Philharmonia Conductor on Oct. 21, 2012 Side by Side Performance

piedmont youth and family orchestra


All rehearsals are on Sundays at the Emerson Waldorf School in Chapel Hill, NC.

Piedmont Youth and Family Ensembles welcomes youth and their families to play! Join us for Music with Friends starting Sunday, September 13th, 2015.

All programs include student tickets for 'field trips' to professional ensemble performances per year. This is a great opportunity for students to attend wonderful concerts with their friends while supporting local artists. 

PYFO1, Beginning Orchestra 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Conductor: Jennifer Taylor. Approximately grades 2-6, should have some knowledge of note reading, playing at level of Bach Minuets and beyond. Cost: $235 per semester*

PYFO2/3, 5:00 - 6:30 pm - Conductor: Joanna Sisk Purvis. Approximately middle and high school, with previous ensemble experience. Violinists should be able to play in 3rd position, cellists in 4th. Includes music invention/jazz improvisation with Erich Leith. Cost: $310 per semester*

PYFO3 - Conductor: Joanna Sisk Purvis . Advanced, for high school students by audition/approval only, 6:30 - 7 pm, receive service hours for playing in PYO 2/3, solo opportunities, have additional 1/2 hour of advanced repertoire with guest coaches and artists. Cost: $310 per semester*

For all of the above: Contact: Joanna Sisk Purvis for more information

Wind Ensemble - open to middle school and high school woodwind and brass players. Conductor Sandy Svoboda, 4-4:50pm - winds only, 5-5:45pm with PYFO2/3. Cost $310 per semester*

Contact Sandy Svoboda for more information.

For the above ensembles, please fill out registration form (coming soon!) and mail or email information. No auditions necessary for admission, though we may ask to hear students who are new for placement purposes. For more information, use contacts listed or egettes@gmail.com.

BIOMY JazzOrchestra 8th-12th grades. Information and application procedures are available at BIOMY. The orchestra will be under the musical direction of Erich Lieth and Alison Wiener.

Contact: Erich Leith for more information

Cost: $310 first semester*.


Registration Forms coming soon!

For the above ensembles, please email registration form to Edith Gettes and bring payment to first rehearsal. No auditions necessary for admission, though we may ask to hear students who are new for placement purposes.

If you are interested in playing, JUST COME and TRY IT! Tuition includes orchestra (orchestra includes violin ensemble) and wind ensemble. Student Opportunities to serve on Youth Orchestra board, multiple communtiy performances, group attendance to professional concerts in the area, volunteer and receive service hours. Fees include field trip performances and attendance to at least 1 professional concert per semester.

Parents are welcome in all groups (at no additional cost).


Chapel Hill Youth Violin Ensemble - Conductor- Jennifer Curtis, co-director Edith Gettes. Rehearses and performs monthly, times TBA. Open to a limited number of experienced Middle and High School students.

CHYVE is a community service and touring ensemble that  plays a wide variety of musical genres including classical, fiddle, broadway in a wide variety of venues, from restaurants to nursing homes to concert halls. The CHYVE mission is to offer live music to audiences who might not otherwise get to hear it, while giving our students a valuable social and musical experience.

Contact: Edith Gettes for more information

* Waldorf School Students pay only Registration fee of $60 per semester. Others receive $25 discount per sibbling.