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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
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.
Mr. Darrow, other communities across the United States, Europe, and
the rest of the world, are kept informed of our activities.
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
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.
Orchestra is the training orchestra for accordionists attending
Rowan University, New Jersey.
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
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