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About AYPO The mission of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras is to provide the highest quality musical experience that allows our students to grow as musicians and individuals, who then contribute to our nation's cultural landscape, as they become future artistic and community leaders. Recognized as one of the leading orchestral training programs in the nation, AYPO provides competitive world-class training and performance opportunities for musicians up to 21 years of age. With a nationally recognized artistic staff, a dedicated professional staff, and a host of volunteers, AYPO annually selects and trains over 400 of the most talented young musicians. Since 1964, AYPO has delivered programs of the highest caliber throughout the Washington metropolitan region, earning an unrivaled reputation for excellence and distinction.

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AYP Schedule for Next Week

Monday night's rehearsal will be in the concert hall at 7:00 p.m.! Please allow plenty of time for traffic when getting to the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. If you drive yourself, be sure to observe the posted parking rules and pay all appropriate meters!

Saturday, November 1, rehearsal will be from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. at Marshall High School in the band room.

Call time for the soundcheck on Sunday is 12:45 p.m. at Schlesinger. Please be on stage and ready to play in time for a 1:00 downbeat.


AYPO is proud to announce the creation of the Debut Orchestra! If you know a young string player with at least two years experience, this is an exciting new way to introduce them to the joys of playing in an orchestra! Learn more about the program here.

The application deadline has been extended to September 15, 2014.

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In honor of AYPO's 50th anniversary, we want to feature the most important part of our organization: YOU!

AYPO is excited to announce the 2014-2015 Concerto Competition! Concerto Competition winners will have the honor of performing their solos with full orchestra accompaniment at AYP's final concert of the season. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your musical talent and hard work!

Symphonic Level (AYP & AYSO) musicians are eligible to audition for the Concerto Competition. Prepare one movement of a concerto of your choosing. Auditions will be held this winter (date TBA). There will be one winner from each of the two divisions: Strings and Woodwinds/Brass. Winners will perform their solos at AYP's final concert in June 2015.

Start practicing your concertos!


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