Westmont Philharmonia Accordion Orchestra,WPAO,Stanley Darrow,Joanna Arnold,Joanna Darrow,Accordion Orchestra

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Communities Served

The Orchestra performs up to four concerts each year in the Delaware Valley area. Attendees to the concerts come from Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia and West Virginia.

 

When the Orchestra hosts groups from abroad, there is a special appeal to ethnic groups in the local and Tri-State areas as well as in New York and Maryland.

 

Through Mr. Darrow, other communities across the United States, Europe, and the rest of the world, are kept informed of our activities.

 

Education

 

The Orchestra accepts young associate members who have talent and potentially greater musical abilities. These associate members rehearse and perform with the full Orchestra. This gives the young individuals a chance to expand their musical knowledge with more advanced musicians. When the associate member has proven their musical abilities, they may become a full Orchestra member.

 

Each year the Orchestra performs a Children's Concert. This concert is oriented toward introducing young people of the local area to baroque, classical, and contemporary music. This concert is typically held during the winter.

 

The Orchestra is the training orchestra for accordionists attending Rowan University, New Jersey.

 

Scholarships

 

The WPAO has established a Scholarship Fund to encourage young musicians to continue their music education and to further the development of the accordion as a serious concert instrument.

 

The Orchestra awards one grant each year to an individual or group for advanced music studies. The recipient of this award is chosen on the basis of general musicianship, references, financial need, and performance in an advanced music competition held each spring. In addition to the cash award, the winner is featured as a guest artist at one of the Orchestra's major concerts.

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Westmont Philharmonia Accordion Orchestra, January 2014

 

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