Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Grades 8 – 12
Director: Jherrard Hardeman, RPO Assistant Conductor
Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00
Room: EEW 415
Tuition D

A program of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) Education Department, the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (RPYO) in association with the Eastman Community Music School motivates its student musicians to achieve excellence in performance and a life-long love of music as music professionals or dedicated amateurs and friends of music. Weekly rehearsals, coaching by RPO musicians, an annual Side-by-Side Concert with the RPO, concerts in Rochester’s major performance halls, and periodic trips or other special activities provide musically rich, personally rewarding, and uniquely maturing experiences.

Auditions for RPYO are held in the spring of every school year. Students must be in grades 8 to 12, take private lessons in their instrument, be enrolled in their school music ensemble (if available to them), and be at an advanced playing level equivalent to NYSSMA level 6. For more information, please visit the RPYO website.


How to Register

New students and students registering after mid-September: ECMS Registration Form 

Continuing ECMS students may re-register online from May until September.

Paper registration forms available upon request: (585) 274-1400

Once registered, students may begin attending classes. The only registration confirmation you will receive is your bill. You may log on to check your registrations at any time. Click here for complete details on registration and policies.