Triangle Youth Music Since 1988

Welcome To The Philharmonic Association

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News Center

Screen shot of NC-TYM WikispaceThe Philharmonic Association is rolling out a new portal for parents and participants, hosted by Wikispaces. Feel free to take a sneak peek at our new wiki (screen shot shown left).

For now, please use the links below to go directly to the information you need before registering. Thank you!

Registration Now Open

Summer Strings Program

Summer Jazz Program

2017-2018 Auditions

2017-2018 Non- Auditioned Groups

Job Openings

The Philharmonic Association is seeking enthusiastic and energetic jazz educators to lead school-term ensembles within our multi-level big band program beginning in August 2017. Learn more and apply.

Next Performances


TYJE double bass player at Spring 2017 performance

Friday, July 28, 2017

Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble at 6pm

Poyner Place in Raleigh, North Carolina


Musicians at TYSO Spring 2016 peformance

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Summer Session Strings at 6pm; Summer Session Jazz at 7:45pm

Cary Arts Center in Cary, North Carolina.

Triangle Youth Symphony

Mission Statement

The mission of the Philharmonic Association (PA) is to provide an opportunity for young musicians to learn, understand, and perform all genres of great classical and jazz music; to provide professional training to promote the students' participation in and lifelong understanding and love of great classical and jazz music; and to increase family awareness and community interest in order to ensure continuing appreciation of, participation in, and financial support of these musical activities.

Our Ensembles

The Philharmonic Association (PA) provides opportunities to 4th through 12th grade musicians of various levels of proficiency.

  • The Triangle Youth Philharmonic (TYP) is the most advanced full orchestra.
  • The Triangle Youth Symphony (TYS) is for moderately advanced musicians.
  • The Triangle Youth Orchestra (TYO) is for intermediate students with less orchestral experience.
  • The Triangle Youth String Sinfonia (TYSS or "Sinfonia") and Triangle Youth String Orchestras (TYSO) allow string players to develop or focus on their ensemble skills.
  • The PA also sponsors the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (TYJE), Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra (TYJO), and Triangle Youth Jazz Band, (TYJB) for advanced middle and high school musicians interested in studying and performing the best of the big band jazz literature.
  • Triangle Youth Jazz Lab (TYJL), is a non-auditioned group for young people interested in exploring jazz.
  • Chamber Ensembles provide musicians with sufficient proficiency the opportunity to study and perform repertoire for string quartets or trios, woodwind quintets, or brass quintets.

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