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Welcome to YPSO


California's oldest youth orchestra
Founded 1936

Our mission is to guide young musicians to achieve excellence within an orchestral setting. We encourage young people to become exemplary musicians, and young musicians to become exemplary people.
 

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Welcome to YPSO


California's oldest youth orchestra
Founded 1936

Our mission is to guide young musicians to achieve excellence within an orchestral setting. We encourage young people to become exemplary musicians, and young musicians to become exemplary people.
 

Learn More

Featured Events

Pops Dress Rehearsal is going to be at Crowden - Downbeat at 6:30 p.m..  Rehearsal ends at 9:30 p.m. 

 

Annual YPSO/Kiwanis Pops Concert!  Sunday, June 14th, 2015  3:00 p.m.

Concert will also feature four concerto competition winners.

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension. 

4700 Lincoln Ave., Oakland, CA 94602.

Buy tickets for YPSO / Kiwanis Pops Concert 2015

 

YPSO Seating and Audition dates for the 2015-2016 Season  - our 79th!

General Auditions:   Tuesday, August 25; 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

General Auditions:   Thursday, August 27; 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

General Auditions:   Tuesday, Sept. 1; 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Violin Seating Auditions:    Saturday, Sept. 12; 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Viola and Celli Seating Auditions:   Sunday, Sept 13; 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Reminder:  Auditions require a 3-octave scale, movement of solo piece and provided excerpts.  There is no sight-reading.

 

MANDATORY YPSO PARENT MEETING:   Sunday, Sept. 13; 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

FIRST REHEARSAL:  Monday, Sept. 14: Downbeat at 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

REHEARSAL, MEETING and AUDITION LOCATION:  TBA by July 1, 2015

 

 

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TO INQUIRE about YPSO or to Provide Feedback,
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contact us at:
P.O. Box 5593, Berkeley, CA 94705
Contact: Phone (510) 849-YPSO(9776)
ypso@ypsomusic.org

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TO INQUIRE about YPSO or to Provide Feedback,
Please fill out the form below
or 
contact us at:
P.O. Box 5593, Berkeley, CA 94705
Contact: Phone (510) 849-YPSO(9776)
ypso@ypsomusic.org

 

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