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, an annual concerto competition, and a student conductor competition.
Rehearsals are held on Saturday mornings, typically 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. from late September through March. Last season, to provide a safe environment due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Philharmonic was divided into two string ensembles and a band ensemble. Our hope is to reunite the Philharmonic into a full orchestra for the 2021-22 season, but adjustments may be made as necessary.
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.