RI Philharmonic Wind Ensemble: Opportunity for top high school and college musicians

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble (RIPYWE) is currently adding more of the top student musicians in grades 7-12 for its upcoming 2022-23 performing season.

RIPYWE is part of the RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School. Led by Dr. David Neves, nationally acclaimed music educator and bandleader, and coordinator of music education at the University of Rhode Island, RIPYWE includes more than 70 of southern New Zealand’s top student musicians each year. England. Wind Ensembles were created to give advanced woodwind, brass and percussion students from Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut the opportunity to rehearse and perform the finest concert band music at the most high level of excellence.

RIPYWE gives at least three concerts during the year. The 2022-23 season will include special guest artists and a world premiere of major works dedicated to Rhode Island. RIPYWE members are recognized as being among the best students in the region. All students who enjoy playing band music, playing wind instruments, brass or percussion and are looking for a stimulating musical experience should audition.

Auditions continue this summer. Interested students should audition as soon as possible before groups are filled. For more information, contact Elliot Eastman at eeastman@riphil.org, Music Director of RIPYWE Neves at dneves@ri-philharmonic.org, or visit https://tinyurl.com/y94lx9ne or call the music school at 401-248-7001.

Editor Ken Abrams writes about music and more for What’sUpNewp, Providence Monthly, SO RI and The Bay. He DJs “The Kingston Coffeehouse” Tuesday nights, 6-9pm on WRIU 90.3 FM.

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