The Philadelphia Orchestra is thrilled to announce a new partnership with West Chester University's College of Visual and Performing Arts. Through this collaboration, Philadelphia Orchestra musicians will appear on campus in variety of settings, including recital performances and master classes. The new endeavor also expands the Orchestra's College Performance Series program, which brings chamber music to university students, staff, and faculty free of charge. Concertmaster David Kim kicked off the new partnership with a master class on February 11, 2011.
"At West Chester University, we are always looking for exciting and innovative artistic and educational partnerships,'' said Dr. Timothy V. Blair, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. "This newly-minted, symbiotic relationship with The Philadelphia Orchestra is a terrific example of our commitment to excellence on behalf of our students and faculty. What's more, it affords a wonderful opportunity to extend our creative reach in the greater artistic community at large. We are proud and honored to be affiliated with such a storied organization.''
The mission of the School of Music at West Chester University of Pennsylvania is to create a learning environment that provides the highest order of education in all major aspects of music, to establish a foundation for life-long growth in music, and to offer programs and degrees that are tradition based but future oriented.
The Philadelphia Orchestra's College Performance Series is supported in part by the Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation.