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PYPO's ensemble for advanced musicians. 

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The Philharmonic Orchestra is our most advanced ensemble. Students in this ensemble work on challenging repertoire to advance their playing abilities, develop leadership skills, and make lifelong friendships in a full orchestra setting.

Philharmonic rehearses as a full ensemble under the direction of Patrick Forsyth and are coached by music professionals from the area multiple times each year.


Philharmonic musicians are accepted through an audition process, by appointment only. All Philharmonic Ensemble applicants must register online and schedule an audition appointment. Philharmonic musicians are generally high school students, age is not a restriction or requirement.


Philharmonic rehearses on Saturday mornings, typically 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. from late September through April.


As a Philharmonic musician, you will perform in three concerts per season, one in the fall, one in late winter, and one in April for our season finale. 


Philharmonic students also have access to our annual Concerto Competition and Student Conductor Competition.  


Full Season Tuition (Sept - April): $700*

Mid-Season Tuition (Jan - April): $350*

*all tuition is subject to a $25 registration fee


PYPO Philharmonic Orchestra

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