Celebrating 30 seasons of sharing the joy of music with young people in Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is many things – the largest youth orchestra in the Pittsburgh region, an organization with five year round ensembles and various performance opportunities – but at it's core, PYPO is a place where young musicians come to thrive. Each season, PYPO presents three major performances, community outreach concerts, summer camps, chamber ensembles, an annual Concerto Competition, and Student Conductor Competition.
Our musicians significantly improve their individual performance as well as ensemble skills, while developing discipline and leadership that carry into their life experiences, school and community. The students who comprise PYPO are from over thirty-six school districts, numerous private schools and home schooled musicians throughout the Tri-State area. PYPO is proud to serve over 500 students annually.
PYPO Ensembles rehearse weekly on Saturday at Chartiers Valley Intermediate School.