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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.

Music in May!
2015-16 season

Our award-winning Soloists Ensemble and the Soloists Sinfonietta are in the midst of rehearsals, preparing for concerts in May and June! In the meantime, the City Heights Music School has made the move to the Copley-Price YMCA and continues to fill Saturdays in City Heights with music classes, from 9:30am to 2:00pm for all ages!

PercussionThe Percussion Ensemble has 3 concerts down, 1 to go! Check out a clip from the recent Palomar concert: Clap Happy!

Find the Soloists Ensemble on its own site:!

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

For more YPO audio recordings, please visit our Audio Gallery.

Award-Winning Soloists Ensemble and Soloists Sinfonietta

In an effort to provide advanced string players a platform on which to refine their performance skills, YPO offers pre-professional experience in our Soloists Ensemble and a challenging preparatory Soloists Sinfonietta for intermediate players… Read more on the Soloists Ensemble or learn about the Soloists Sinfonietta


Our spring session of beginner and intermediate violin starts on March 12th. ¬†Classes take place on Saturday afternoons from 4:00-5:00pm at the Incarnation Lutheran Church of Poway, 16889 Espola Rd. Beginning students… Read more

Percussion Ensemble

The YPO Percussion Ensemble, premiered in Spring 2014, 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

An exciting new partnership with the City Heights Music School! Supporting music programs in City Heights, the YPO partners with CHMS to provide instruments, coaches, and conducting visits! Visit the CHMS website to learn more!