Fostering a Love of Music
The Northeastern PA Philharmonic Mentoring Program offers a unique learning opportunity for high school musicians from this region. Not just limited to students who hope to pursue a career in music, the program is designed to foster a love of music, build the next generation of audiences and teach the students the discipline required to achieve musical excellence. The program is open to strings, woodwinds and brass instruments only (no saxophone).
Included in the program:
- 8 Monthly private lessons with NEPA Philharmonic musicians
- Sectionals with the NEPA Philharmonic apprentice conductor
- Masterclasses with guest soloists and members of the NEPA Philharmonic
- Free concert tickets to all NEPA Philharmonic performances for the season (chamber concerts excluded)
- Side-by-side performances with the NEPA Philharmonic and Maestro Loh
- Leadership opportunities
- Chamber Music opportunities
All participating students are assigned to a musician in the orchestra who plays their instrument. They receive monthly private lessons and the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a concert with the full orchestra. Students enrolled in the mentoring program also receive two complimentary tickets to all NEPA Philharmonic performances for the current season. At the end of the season, the students are invited to rehearse and perform alongside the NEPA Philharmonic during the Young People’s Concerts.
The impact this program has on the high school students involved is profound. They are surrounded by peers and adults who share their passion for music and who “speak the same language.” They develop an increased awareness of musical excellence, and they grow exponentially as musicians. The creativity, self-discipline and aesthetic standards that the students develop will have a strong impact on their future careers, whether they become musicians, homemakers, scientists, architects, artists, teachers or engineers.
Please Note: Important dates
The 2017/2018 Mentoring application deadline is Friday, May 26, 2017
The 2017/2018 Mentoring auditions are Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Temple Israel in Wilkes-Barre