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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.


PE at Palomar

Here we go again! Kicking off the New Year: the return of our Percussion Ensemble in partnership with Palomar College, the continuation of our Violin Program and a new session for the City Heights Music School at the Copley-Price YMCA!  Also, RB Idol returns this year as a featured event in RB Alive!

Stay tuned for news on our Summer Music Program with Artistic Directors and Conductors Alyze Dreiling and Ulli Reiner!

Throughout the year, click on the ‘DONATE’ button to help us enrich lives through music!  Donations can also be mailed by check to: YPO, 2535 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 245, San Diego, 92108.




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 fall session of beginner and intermediate violin starts on September 10th.  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!