More than 175 musicians, ages 6 to 22, participate in YOPBC’s four orchestras Training, String, Symphony, and Philharmonic – and numerous chamber ensembles. Rehearsals are held on Sunday afternoons at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach from August to May each season. Our musicians perform throughout Palm Beach County.
The mission of the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County is to provide young musicians with exceptional music education and performance experiences while developing an appreciation of classical music within the community.
Established in 1993 through a project of the Junior League of Boca Raton to provide youth orchestra opportunities in Palm Beach County, YOPBC premiered on May 7, 1994, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.
Our Board of Directors, Parent Association and Artistic Staff are committed to providing professional training at minimal cost to the young musicians. Our board members and parents volunteer hundreds of hours to making the organization operate effectively.
Many of our early members are now professional musicians performing as members of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, chamber ensembles, jazz ensembles and bands. Other graduates are now lawyers, engineers, business leaders and teachers. Recent graduates are currently enrolled in some of the finest colleges, universities, schools of music and music conservatories in the nation. Whatever direction their lives may take, we are proud to provide our musicians with the thrill of performing great music as members of the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County.