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 2016-2017 will include works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Gershwin.
The 2017 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.
CALENDAR FOR TUFTS YOUTH PHILHARMONIC:
SEPTEMBER 2017 - MAY 2017
TYP Fall semester 2017:
September 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 17 (no rehearsal on November 10 for Veterans' Day
or on November 24 for Thanksgiving)
December 1, 8, 15
January 5, 12, 19
January 21, 2018: Tufts Youth Philharmonic Concert, 3:00pm
TYP Spring semester 2018:
February 2, 9, 16 (no class on February 23 for winter break)
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April 6, 13, 27 (no class April 20 for spring break)
May 4, 11
May 13, 2018: Tufts Youth Philharmonic Concert, 3:00 pm