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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.

Season Finales and Summertime!
2015-16 season

Our award-winning Soloists Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble present a season finale concert on Friday, June 17th (pictured, left).  Coming up this summer, the City Heights Music School, in its new location at to the Copley-Price YMCA, is offering a summer full of music in City Heights!  A summer music club flyer is pictured to the left. 

The Violin Program wIMG_6231rapped up its season with a wonderful recital and some exciting news!  Visit the Violin Program page to find out more! 

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!