wayne art center

Music

The Wayne Art Center’s Music Program is taught by excellent and experienced teachers who understand how to nurture, encourage and guide your child from beginning to advanced levels in their chosen instrument. Because we have a large teaching faculty, we are able to help you select and match your child with the teacher best equipped to meet their needs. Student recitals are held twice per year.

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Private Music Lessons

Let us match you and your child with the right instructor! Lessons are scheduled according to teacher and student availability and are $30 per half hour. To register for music lessons, please fill out the contact form below. Please note that all music students must be members of the Wayne Art Center to participate in lessons and recitals.

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Meet Our Faculty

Our music instructors all come from prestigious musical backgrounds. They have studied at the Curtis Institute of Music, The Cleveland Institute, Julliard School of Music, and Temple University to name only a few. Our teachers are also performers; they continue to work with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Philly Pops, as well as other prominent classical music groups.

We invite you to make an appointment to come in and talk with our teachers. We look forward to forming an exciting and rewarding musical relationship with your child.

Music Faculty

Honors String Orchestra

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The Wayne Art Center’s Honors String Orchestra brings together the finest teen musicians ages 13 – 19 to rehearse and perform outstanding original works of string orchestra literature by notable composers from a variety of time periods.  Concerts often provide the opportunity for students to work with exceptional adult professional soloists.

This exciting ensemble enhances and supports school orchestra programs and provides an opportunity for home-schooled students and other outstanding young adult musicians to benefit from an ensemble experience.

Through the pursuit of musical excellence, young adults will experience the joy of music making, develop a lifelong passion for music, reinforce leadership potential, and enrich the surrounding community by sharing their talents through a high quality concert experience.

Auditions for advanced string students ages 13 – 18

Now through September 1, 2017 by appointment.
To arrange for an audition, please contact Mrs. Joyce S. Prichard.

Rehearsals for accepted students take place from 7:15 – 8:45 on Monday evenings beginning September 11, culminating with a concert on November 13, 2017.

Accepted Students: Register for Fall 2017 Honors String Orchestra here.

Honors String Orchestra Conductor

Joyce S. Prichard has been inspiring area youth for decades through enriching ensemble experiences. Her award-winning groups have garnered attention at the state and national level. She has served as guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator throughout Pennsylvania, and conducted youth ensembles in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Her articles on string pedagogy have appeared in numerous state and national music educators journals.  Mrs. Prichard is an active performer and violin section leader in the Main Line Symphony Orchestra, and is co-founder of Orchestra Concordia, an adult community orchestra in residence at the Wayne Art Center.

Orchestra Concordia

Orchestra Concordia – in residence at the Wayne Art Center – is comprised of outstanding adult musicians from the Philadelphia area who come together in an atmosphere of respect and joyful camaraderie to produce orchestral music of the highest quality. The collaboration of the two arts organizations enriches the community by providing a variety of opportunities for creativity and artistic expression.  Esteemed conductor Gary White provides exciting programming and soloists that delight audiences.  The second concert of the Inaugural Season will take place on Friday, May 19, 7:30 p.m at the Radnor Middle School featuring music by Rossini, Nedbal, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and virtuoso recorder soloist Elissa Berardi performing Scarlatti Concerto in A minor. This concert is free and open to the public.  The final performance for the season will be a Plein Air Exhibition Concert to benefit The Wayne Art Center on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 4 p.m. at the Wayne Art Center.

There are limited positions available within the orchestra for advanced volunteer adult musicians. Please contact Mrs. Joyce S. Prichard for information about joining the orchestra.

Orchestra Concordia Conductor – Gary D. White

An experienced conductor, clinician, adjudicator and instrumentalist, Gary White trained at the prestigious Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestral Musicians in Hancock, ME. He graduated from The New School of Music and has a Masters degree from Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music, where he studied conducting with Maestro Luis Biava and Professor Arthur Chodoroff. In 1999 Mr. White was appointed Music Director and Conductor of Philadelphia Sinfonia Association, where he has inspired and shaped one of the Delaware Valley’s finest youth orchestras. In 2008 Mr. White was inducted into Temple University’s “Gallery of Success”.  A professional French horn player, Mr. White has performed with the Fairmount Brass Quartet; The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (Concerto Soloists); Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra; Pennsylvania Sinfonia; the Harrisburg, Reading and Pottstown symphonies; as a substitute with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and is heard on numerous recordings.  With a conducting philosophy that focuses on the process as much as the final product of the concert, Mr. White cultivates a creative partnership that empowers musicians to make passionate music.