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.


Our Drum Power program, in partnership with the City Heights Music School (CHMS) and funded, in part, by the California Arts Council and National Arts and Disability Center, is offering a special 4-week session to students at Chula Vista High School starting November 11th!  Drum Power classes are currently offered in a 10-week series through CHMS and an 8-week series through the East Valley Community Center.  Find out more, click here!

The YPO Percussion Ensemble Summer Program was a crashing, clanging, banging, success!  Enjoy a little Danse Macabre performed by our Summer Session Senior Ensemble!  Visit our Percussion Ensemble page for upcoming program details and highlight videos from our Summer Session!  See our new Fall Session flyer, to the left!

Our Fiddles and Classics program resumes on Saturday, September 19th via Zoom!  View program details, registration link, and videos from our past sessions by clicking here!  See our new Fall Session flyer, to the left!

Our Summer Festival Orchestra and Chamber Concert series with Artistic Director and Conductor Alyze Dreiling  will return in Summer 2021!  Until then, enjoy videos from our past seasons by clicking here!

Interested in more music education and performance opportunities?  Visit the City Heights Music School and Mariachi Victoria de San Diego programs, click here!

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! 

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