Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

The Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, is dedicated to enhancing the musical, social and intellectual growth of musicians of all ages, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds, through inspired instruction, dynamic ensemble rehearsals and exceptional performances.



CONGRATULATIONS to YPO Artistic Director and Conductor Alyze Dreiling for receiving 1st PRIZE in Conducting – Youth and School Orchestra Division! Enjoy the award-winning performances from our 2018 Festival Orchestra:  Mozart Seraglio Overture  and  Beethoven Symphony No. 4.   UPDATE: YPO/Palomar Percussion Ensemble and Director Heather Barclay has received  3rd PRIZE in the Performance of American Music category! Congratulations also to YPO Artistic Director and Conductor Ulli Reiner – a finalist in the Instrumental Soloists division!  See details at!

Visit the new, representing and building on the success of YPO, City Heights Music School, and Mariachi Victoria programs along the I-15 corridor!  

Register for our Fiddles and Classics program in Poway by clicking here!  Learn about and register for our Fall Music Programs in City Heights by clicking here!  Piano and Guitar classes are also offered through our East Valley Community Center music program in Escondido.

The YPO/Palomar Percussion Ensemble starts up again in January 2020! Visit our Percussion Ensemble page for highlight videos and details from the 2019-20 season!

Our Summer Festival Orchestra and Chamber Concert series with Artistic Director and Conductor Alyze Dreiling  will return in Summer 2020!

For a variety of YPO audio recordings, please visit our Audio Gallery.