WELCOME To PYPO
A place where young musicians can take their love of music to new heights.
PYPO creates environments in which musicians can learn, play, and create together. If you're looking for that next level musical opportunity that will challenge and engage you, PYPO is the place for you!
Are you looking for an opportunity to grow, learn, and meet other musicians – while having the time of your life? Keep reading to see why Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is the place for you.
1 / PYPO is fun!
The quality of the musical education we provide is high, and the level of fun is even higher. That's what makes PYPO special - we know that the environment in which learning takes place makes all the difference.
2 / PYPO builds leadership skills
Our students learn about the value of leadership week after week in rehearsals with our amazing educators. They return to their schools after PYPO rehearsals being leaders, mentors and guides for other budding musicians.
3 / PYPO cultivates creativity
A PYPO education is not necessarily training just for a musical career–it is training for a creative life. Music inspires curiosity and creativity in all of us, and our students experience firsthand the heart and joy behind that process, guided by our amazing conductors.
Participating in PYPO for nine seasons has been one of my favorite memories from my musical career. I have always loved going to rehearsal and growing as a musician everyday. Through its many concerts, concerto competitions, and conducting competitions, I have learned not only how to be a better musician, but also how to be a better person.
Brett Phillips, PYPO Alumni
Overture, Prelude, and Philharmonic Student