The PYPO Philharmonic Orchestra is our most advanced ensemble. Students in this ensemble work on challenging repertoire which will advance their playing abilities in a full orchestra setting. In response to COVID-19, string students will rehearse separately from wind/brass/percussion students in smaller groups.
The PYPO Philharmonic Orchestra presents 2 major performances per season, community outreach programs, an annual concerto competition, and a student conductor competition.
Rehearsals are held on Saturdays, beginning September 19, 2020 through March. Strings will have one group that rehearses from 9:15 A.M. until 11:15 A.M. and one group that rehearses from 11:45 A.M. until 1:45 P.M., at Upper St. Clair Alliance Church. Winds, Brass & Percussion will rehearse from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. at Andrew Carnegie Music Hall in Carnegie.
Tuition is $650.
Musicians are accepted through an audition process, by appointment only. All Philharmonic Orchestra applicants must register online and schedule an audition appointment.