Orchestras & Ensembles
AYPO consists of five separate ensembles — the Debut Orchestra, String Ensemble, Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, and Philharmonic. Each orchestra rehearses on Monday evenings from September through May and performs at least three times during the year.
Musicians also have the opportunity to audition for the Chamber Ensemble Program, where players are placed into small ensembles, rehearse independently, and perform in master classes and recitals under the guidance of AYPO’s Ensemble-in-Residence, the Ensemble da Camera of Washington. Musicians interested in music education and community service participate in the service-oriented Music Buddies Mentorship Program where they give free weekly lessons to students in the community.