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Portland Youth Philharmonic

Portland Youth Philharmonic

The Portland Youth Philharmonic Association (PYP), founded in 1924 as America’s first youth orchestra, supports two full symphony orchestras, a chamber orchestra, a wind ensemble, and a string orchestra. Members range in age from 7 to 23, are accepted based on audition and seated solely according to ability, and come from 100 different schools throughout northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.

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When do we start to love music?

Since 1924, Portland Youth Philharmonic has inspired and trained young musicians throughout the Pacific Northwest.