Temple University’s Music Preparatory Division, or “Temple Music Prep” for short, is a program located in the heart of center city, Philadelphia, that provides high quality, non-credit music and dance instruction, and related activities to the Community on behalf of the Boyer College of Music and Dance, and Temple University at-large.
World-renowned violinists Sarah Chang and Elena Urioste, as well as several members of the Philadelphia Orchestra share something in common: they were all participants of Temple Music Prep. I also started my own professional career right after graduating from Curtis as a theory teacher and chamber music coach at Temple Music Prep. To this day, I’m not sure who had more fun in my theory classes – the kids jumping up and down on the shaving cream staff lines I painted on the floor or the parents laughing outside my class! Anyway, I digress. This month, Temple Music Prep will be celebrating 30 years of excellence with a series of performances featuring students from their Center for Gifted Young Musicians, culminating in a gala concert on Saturday, May 13, 7:30 PM at the Church of the Holy Trinity on Rittenhouse Square.
Before we visit some of the amazing students and teachers at Temple Music Prep, I want to point out that Temple Music Prep provides quality music and dance instruction to everyone at all ages and ability levels, from their early childhood and Suzuki programs to adult classes and community ensembles. In fact, some of the students we will listen to started participating at Temple Music Prep when they were toddlers themselves.
Temple Music Prep’s website: http://www.temple.edu/boyer/community/music-prep/
Temple Music Prep’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TempleMusicPrep
FESTIVAL OF YOUNG MUSICIANS
Friday, May 5– Saturday, May 13, 2017
All performances are free and open to the public
Friday, May 5 7:30 PM Chamber Players Orchestra Ensembles Concert Featuring members of the Chamber Players Orchestra – Temple University, Rock Hall 1715 North Broad Street Lot parking: Liacouras Center Garage – Fee required. Located at 15th St. and Montgomery Ave. (Enter from either 15th St. or Sydenham St.)
Saturday, May 6 4:00 PM Youth Harp Ensemble Concert Featuring the Temple Music Prep Youth Harp Ensemble, Manijéh Pickard, Acting Director – Temple University, Rock Hall (See May 5 for address and parking)
Friday, May 12 7:30 PM Showcase of Chamber Ensembles Featuring members of the Youth Chamber Orchestra, Charles Parker, Jr., Ensembles Coordinator – Church of the Holy Trinity Rittenhouse Square 1904 Walnut Street Parking options: Street parking, public garages
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM Singular Strings: Large Ensembles in Performance Featuring Chamber Players Orchestra, Davyd Booth, Conductor; Baroque Players, Aaron Picht, Conductor – Church of the Holy Trinity Rittenhouse Square 1904 Walnut Street Parking options: Street parking, public garages Gala Concert
Saturday, May 13 7:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity Rittenhouse Square 1904 Walnut Street Parking options: Street parking or public garages Featuring: Youth Chamber Orchestra Temple Music Prep Youth Harp Ensemble, Aaron Picht, Conductor with Elena Urioste and Paul Laria Guest violin soloists / YCO Alumni 2017 Inspiration Award Recipient Yumi Ninomiya Scott / Premiere of work by winner of the Boyer Composition Project Competition, Simeon Pate Church
Alumni of YCO You are invited to join the celebration by performing a special piece with the current YCO. Please call or email for details and music in advance.
Now available on iTunes – A Musical Feast: The Youth Chamber Orchestra in Concert – released on BCM&D Records.
To contact Temple Music Prep: Call: 215.204.1512