Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School announces youth ensemble auditions

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The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School Youth Wind Ensembles (RIPYWE) is holding auditions for its youth wind ensembles. The wind ensembles were created to give advanced woodwind, brass and percussion students from Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut an opportunity to rehearse and perform high quality wind ensemble repertoire. All auditions are held at the RI Philharmonic’s Carter Center for Music Education & Performance, 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence.

“Participating in RIPYWE gives our region’s finest woodwind, brass and percussion students an opportunity to have a nearly professional level musical experience every week. Each and every member is constantly challenged to achieve their best while also being nurtured in a student centered positive uplifting atmosphere,” said David Neves, Music Director of Youth Wind Ensembles for the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School. “The music being performed is the finest available for wind bands. Students who become members are usually accepted into auditioned groups in their states, and have a head start on future music participation in college and beyond. If a student is serious about being the best possible player on their instrument, RIPYWE is the place to be!”

Since 2002, RIPYWE has been offering students a challenging and rewarding musical experience. The ensembles rehearse once per week on Wednesday evenings from September through May. Members participate in two major performances per year.

For more information on the Music School’s ensembles RIPYWE, RI Philharmonic Youth Orchestras and Youth Chamber and Jazz ensembles, contact Youth Ensembles Manager Cat Walsh at 401-248-7038 or cwalsh@riphil.org.The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School encourages lifelong engagement with music through comprehensive music education and community partnership programs taught by Orchestra members and outstanding faculty. We prioritize artistry and education equally. Quality, access, diversity and collaboration are core values. The Philharmonic Music School serves students of all ages and ability levels, and provides instruction in all kinds of music, from jazz and rock to classical and folk, through private lessons, chamber music classes and large and small ensembles. More than 70 dedicated teachers comprise the faculty, many with degrees from some of the finest music schools in the world. The majority of Philharmonic Music School programs take place at the state-of-the-art Carter Center in East Providence. Completed in 2008, the Carter Center is the largest dedicated community music school facility in New England. We also offer lessons in a welcoming, well-equipped environment at our East Greenwich branch. Learn more at musicschool.riphil.org. Audition applications can be found by clicking here.

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