Community Music Program

Tufts Youth Philharmonic

Tufts Youth Philharmonic — See us in action!
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Conductor: Lecturer John Page
Sectional coaches: Emil Altschuler, Kristian Baverstam, Meghan Carye, Liz Jewell, Miguel Pérez-Espejo, Timur Rubinshteyn, Hsin-Lin Tsai

2018-2019 Info:
Fridays 4:00-6:30pm
$395 per semester

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The Tufts Youth Philharmonic (TYP) is a distinguished addition to the musical culture of the greater Boston area. Open to advanced students ages 13 and up, TYP nurtures every aspect of each member's development with individual attention and strong group camaraderie. Rehearsals are held every Friday from 4:00-6:30 p.m. and consist of section rehearsals followed by full orchestra sessions. This unique structure gives each member of the orchestra individual, sectional, and full orchestral rehearsal and performance exposure in one comprehensive experience. The coaches, along with Tufts student mentors, provide individual and group feedback, playing alongside the students in the full orchestra rehearsals and offering assistance and encouragement every step of the way.

Award-winning conductor and Tufts Director of Orchestral Activities, John Page, has been on the faculties of the New England Conservatory (preparatory division and college) and Boston University, and has acted as Assistant Conductor to the Boston Philharmonic. Mr. Page is also Music Director of the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra in New Hampshire and the PARMA Orchestra; he conducted the double platinum-winning PBS show, Celtic Woman, and has traveled the US twice with the group on their Symphony Tour, conducting over a dozen orchestras including the Atlanta Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Colorado Symphony.

The Tufts Youth Philharmonic rehearses in the state-of-the-art Granoff Music Center on the Tufts Medford/Somerville Campus. Performances take place in Distler Performance Hall in the Granoff Music Center, the finest small recital hall in the Boston area.

Repertoire for 2018-2019 will be updated soon.

TYP Concerto Competition

The 2018-2019 TYP Concerto Competition will take place in February for members of the orchestra. The concerto repertoire must be approved by John Page. One complete movement is required for the audition, and a pianist will be provided for the orchestral accompaniment. The winner will perform their concerto movement with TYP in the May concert.

Attendance at all TYP rehearsals and concerts is extremely important. Review our policy sheet for details. If you must miss a rehearsal, please report your absence using this online form.

Calendar for Tufts Youth Philharmonic
September 2018 - May 2019

TYP Fall 2018
September 21, 28
October 12, 19, 26 (no rehearsal on October 5 for Columbus Day weekend)
November 2, 16, 30 (no rehearsal on November 23 for Thanksgiving)
December 7, 14 (no rehearsal December 21, 28) 
January 4, 11, 18
January 20 - 3:00pm concert
TYP Spring 2019
January 25 
February 1, 8, 15 (no class on February 22 for winter break)
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
April 5, 12, 26 (no class April 19 for spring break)
May 3, 10 
May 12 - 3:00pm concert


Performances