PYO Music Institute

Alumni Network

Join the PYO Alumni Network

Benefits of joining the PYO Alumni Network:

  • Receive the PYO Alumni Network Newsletter
  • Invitations to special Alumni events
  • Two free tickets to a 2019-2020 PYO ensemble concert of your choice
  • Volunteer opportunities at PYO
  • Sneak peeks into upcoming special projects and events

Questions? Please contact Danielle Johnson, Development Director at or 215 545 0502

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Alumni Network Newsletters

Alumni Network Newsletter October 2019

Alumni Network Newsletter February 2020

Alumni Network Newsletter June 2020

Alumni Network Newsletter July 2020

Alumni Events

Check back in November 2019!

Distinguished Alumni

A few or our distinguished alumni:

Richard Amoroso, Violin, Philadelphia Orchestra
Renard Edwards, Violin, Philadelphia Orchestra
Mark Gigliotti, Bassoon, Philadelphia Orchestra
Robert Grossman, Principal Librarian, Philadelphia Orchestra
Philip Kates, Violin, Philadelphia Orchestra
Judith LeClair, Principal Bassoon, New York Philharmonic
Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia, English Horn, Philadelphia Orchestra
Ann Hobson Pilot, Former Principal Harpist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Robert Spano, Conductor
Richard Woodhams, Principal Oboe, Philadelphia Orchestra

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra is now PYO Music Institute

Our new name conveys the breadth and depth of our programs and the impact we are having on more students in more ways than ever.  We are excited about this change as we believe it is a much better description of our organization, with the potential of continued growth and expansion into the future.

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