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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.

Back In Session!ypo-flyer

The Violin Program starts up on Saturday, September 10!  Register here: VIOLIN Fall 2016.  Take Note!  An article in the Pomerado News highlights one of our young Poway musicians!  Also, mark your calendars for a free holiday concert on December 3rd, 3pm, at the Rancho Bernardo Library!

The City Heights Music School, in its new location at to the Copley-Price YMCA, is now enrolling for the Fall Session!  View schedule and details online at CHMS Registration! 

Details on the Soloists Ensemble, Soloists Sinfonietta, and Percussion Ensemble programs, starting up in January 2017, will be available soon!




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!