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.


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

The STRING PROGRAM Spring Session is underway! Visit our String Program page for details, and visit our Facebook page (click here) for a video from a recent Saturday class of the advanced students!  

YPO/PALOMAR PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE and MUSIC CLASSES AT CCAE are underway, as well!  Learn more: click Percussion Ensemble or Music Classes at the Center for the Arts Escondido for details!

CONGRATULATIONS to The American Prize 2018-2019 candidates!  YPO Artistic Directors and Conductors Ulli Reiner and Alyze Dreiling have received a semi-finalist ranking for Conducting – Youth and School Orchestra Division! Ms. Reiner is also a finalist in the Instrumental Soloists division!  YPO/Palomar Percussion Ensemble Director Heather Barclay has received a semi-finalist ranking for the Ernst Bacon Memorial Award in the Performance of American Music category! See details at!

Enjoy our Award-Winning Soloists Ensemble (Summer Festival Orchestra), performing Movement 1 from the Bartok Divertimento:

For more YPO audio recordings, please visit our Audio Gallery.