If you are a young musician in grades 1-12 looking for a great orchestral experience, come visit us! At YPCO the musicians audition the orchestra, so please join us for an orchestra visit, get the full YPCO experience, and see if it is a good fit for you.
Open to All
YPCO has two wonderful programs for you to choose from:
The Chamber Orchestra (grades1-8) meets every Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00. As a teaching orchestra, we focus on developing our members’ musical skills and abilities to work as a team. Typically we have a range of skills and parts that are tailored to different levels. There are mentors and coaches who help out in each section.
The Advanced Ensemble (grades 9-12) meets on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30. It provides experienced high school string players an opportunity to continue to explore chamber and orchestral repertoire. This group continues to fulfill YPCO’s mission of providing student musicians a high caliber experience, under expert leadership, in an intimate and comfortable setting. A high level of musicianship is expected.
YPCO is a teaching orchestra and does not engage in an intense audition process. We encourage young musicians to visit a rehearsal and join with us to see if YPCO is a fit for them. If the musician thinks that YPCO is a good match, then we encourage them to register and join us.
Come Audition Us!
Try us once, join us for the season.
Rehearsal & Concert Schedule
Tuition & Tuition Assistance
All students and coaches must be registered through the YPCO online registration system. Tuition may be paid in full or in automatic payments with a deposit (applies to a full fall/spring season registration only). Registration is a commitment to pay the full tuition amount. Enrolling in the payment plan is not a pay-as-you-go situation. Families are responsible for the entire tuition even if the musician decides not to finish the season.
There is a limited scholarship fund for assistance to families with an annual income below $50,000. To be eligible, families must submit a letter of request and recent tax forms, W2’s and/or 1099’s. If your family qualifies for assistance, the orchestra manager will give you a coupon code to use when you are registering online. You may choose to pay the remainder in a single payment or automatic payments with a deposit. If you are divorced, separated, or have never been married, the other legal parent/guardian of your child must also provide the above documents. Our policy is to encourage all legal parents’/guardians’ involvement in funding their child’s education. If the other legal parent/guardian is unavailable or unwilling to participate in providing all necessary information, we will not be able to reduce their half of the tuition amount.
In no case will tuition be refunded. We realize that there are many serious circumstances, such as family illness or transfers out of state that may prevent a child from completing the year. However, as a small non-profit organization, we are unable to continue to operate without a stable financial base.