Comprised of the most advanced and experienced student musicians in the Northwest Pennsylvania, Northeast Ohio, and Western New York regions, the Symphony Orchestra is the premier ensemble of the Junior Philharmonic. They perform challenging orchestra repertoire in 3-4 performances each season. Artistic Director and Conductor Jonathan Moser conducts, and members of the Erie Philharmonic provide coaching.
Preparing young musicians with the skills needed to join the Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra intensively trains players in the string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections as distinct ensembles that are then joined together as a complete orchestra. The full orchestra performs twice a year with additional performances of each ensemble. Each section has its own coach, and Carolyn Borland conducts the full orchestra.
The stepping stone to the Chamber Orchestra! Proficiency and technical abilities are refined through this small string ensemble that requires a minimum of 2-4 years of playing experience. The group perform twice each season, and Artistic Director Jonathan Moser coaches and conducts the ensemble.
Our second level ensemble is for novice students with 1-3 years of experience. Beginning repertoire teaches practice, rehearsal technique, ensemble and performance skills. The group performs twice a season with Jennifer Jansen, Erie Philharmonic violinist, coaching and conducting the ensemble.
No experience required! This teaching group provides new students that are just starting to become inspired on their violin, viola, cello or bass! Students learn basic playing technique and ensemble skills. Artistic Director Jonathan Moser oversees various coaches.