The San Diego Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is dedicated to providing young musicans of all ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds musical, social, and intellectual growth through inspired instruction, dynamic ensemble rehearsals, and exceptional performances that support and enhance school music programs.
Young musicians ages 5-25 are eligible for ensemble membership. The YPO supports music in the schools and ensemble members must participate in their school instrumental music program if available. Private lessons are encouraged; however they are not required.
Admission to the high school Philharmonic Orchestra is by audition. The yearly program includes two semesters. A week-long summer workshop is held each year in early August.
-- Orchestra website