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Advanced Orchestras

Youth Orchestra

Mariano Vales, Music Director

The Youth Orchestra (YO) is DCYOP’s most advanced ensemble. The Youth Orchestra performs repertoire from the standard orchestral literature. Known as the YO, the group is comprised largely of advanced high school students. YO appears frequently at venues such as the Kennedy Center, the National Cathedral, the Atlas Theater and has toured over 20 countries. Entrance is by audition only. Saturdays, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm


Youth Philharmonic

Richard Scerbo, Conductor

The Youth Philharmonic (YP) is an advanced training orchestra geared at elevating students’ performance level, ensembles skills and musical confidence. The YP performs works from the standard orchestral literature, and plays at such venues as THEARC, The National Cathedral, The Organization of American States and more. Saturdays, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm 


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