Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

The Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, is dedicated to enhancing the musical, social and intellectual growth of young musicians of all ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds, through inspired instruction, dynamic ensemble rehearsals and exceptional performances.


Discover YPO 2017-18aWINTER REGISTRATION is online for the Strings Program by clicking here: Winter 2018 – String Classes.  City Heights Music School (CHMS) registration is available here and by visiting the CHMS website!  

2018 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE debuts on March 4th!  See Concert Flyer, to the left!

TAKE NOTE – The Summer Music Festival returns in 2018 with internationally recognized soloists presented in each of 3 concerts with the Festival Orchestra, a series of high-caliber Chamber Ensemble recitals, and several opportunities for the study of chamber music for intermediate through advanced musicians.

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Enjoy our Award-Winning Soloists Ensemble, performing Movement 1 from the Bartok Divertimento:

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Festival OrchestraAward-Winning Soloists Ensemble and Sinfonietta!

The award-winning Soloists Ensemble has become this summer’s Festival Orchestra!  Read more on the Summer Music Programs page!

String Program

Offering beginning and intermediate level instruction in violin, viola, cello and bass. Classes take place on Saturday afternoons from 4:00-5:00pm at St Bartholomew’s Church, 16275 Pomerado Rd. Beginning students… Read more

Percussion Ensemble

The YPO Percussion Ensemble, in partnership with Palomar College,  provides percussion players age 15-25 an experience in playing music from the vast array of percussion ensemble literature. Ensemble members… Read more

City Heights Music School

The City Heights Music School offers music classes to all ages in guitar, violin, keyboard, voice, and Mariachi! Visit the CHMS website to learn more!