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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

Starting Sept. 15, 2013

Piedmont Youth and Family Ensembles welcomes youth and their families to play!

All rehearsals are on Sundays at the Emerson Waldorf School in Chapel Hill, NC.  All programs include student tickets for 2-3 '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. 

Beginning Orchestra 3:45-4:45 - approximately grades 2-6, should have some knowledge of note reading, playing at level of Bach Minuets and beyond.

Contact: Joanna Sisk Purvis: jsiskpurvis@cfsnc.org for more information

Cost: $175 per semester*

Intermediate/Advanced Orchestra 5-6:30pm - 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.

Contact: Joanna Sisk Purvis: jsiskpurvis@cfsnc.org for more information

Cost: $200 per semester for 1st family member, siblings $180, parents play free*.

Wind Ensemble - open to middle school and high school woodwind and brass players.

Conductor Sandy Svoboda, 4-5pm on Sundays. 

Contact bbno2@earthlink.net for more information. Cost $200

JazzOrchestra - New this fall: formation of a premier youth jazz ensemble called the Blame It On My Youth Jazz Orchestra, or BIOMY. This audition based orchestra will consist of horns and rhythm section, will meet weekly on Sundays for rehearsals, and is open to teens in 8th-12th grades. Information and application procedures are available at the web site www.BIOMY.org. The orchestra will be under the musical direction of Erich Lieth and Alison Wiener.Conductor Erich Leith erich@erichlieth.com.  Cost:$275 per semester*

*These ensembles are all available to Emerson Waldorf School students for $50 only.

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: egettes@gmail.com for more information

Cost: $75 for students in our orchestras, $200 if not in orchestra. 

Please email registration form to egettes@gmail.com and bring payment to first rehearsal.

SIDE by SIDE  Orchestra

Side-x-Side is an orchestra event in which professional players will join advanced students in a small chamber orchestra both as coach and player. The focus will be on experiencing great repertoire while gaining chamber music and performance skills.

Faculty: Matt Chicurel, Edith Gettes, Jason Thomas, Jenifer Curtis, Michelle Farrah
Applicants who have not played for faculty will need to audition. Register!

Events are at the United Church of Chapel Hill.

Bios of Faculty to be posted this week.

REGISTRATION FORMS: wil be posted by August 20, 2013

If you are interested in playing, JUST COME and TRY IT! Tuition includes orchestra (orchestra includes violin ensemble) and wind ensemble. Please email registration form to egettes@gmail.com and bring payment to first rehearsal.

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