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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.

Tis the Season!

2016-grammy-cbs-ulliNOTEworthy: YPO Artistic Director, Ulli Reiner, is a finalist in the 2016 Grammy Awards for Music Educator!  See the recent announcement on CBS:  Congratulations, Ms. Reiner!

#GivingTuesday donations support the return of our Percussion Ensemble, an exciting Summer Festival for the Soloists Ensemble and Soloists Sinfonietta, the expansion of our Violin Program, accessibility to music classes for over 300 students of all ages in City Heights, and the award-winning leadership of our artistic directors!  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.

The Violin Program invites you to a set of holiday performances on December 3rd at the Rancho Bernardo Library and December 18th at the Bernardo Winery.  See our holiday flyer in the left column!  Register for the next session of classes starting January 7th!

The City Heights Music School is wrapping up the Fall Session with a series of concerts at the Rancho Bernardo Library (December 3) and the Copley-Price YMCA (December 10 and 17)!

Auditions are now underway for the Percussion Ensemble. See flyer for more information and registration. Details on the Summer Festival for the Soloists Ensemble and Soloists Sinfonietta programs 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!