Welcome to Tune Up Philly – Our Mission

The mission of Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s Tune Up Philly program is to nurture urban children in challenging social and economic conditions by keeping them engaged in success through weekday out-of-school hours music

Second Grade Violin Student, Nasir Broadnax

instruction.  Through its Tune Up Philly program, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization believes that music education is a powerful vehicle for children to master skills that will enable them to acquire valuable tools for cooperative learning, teamwork, academic success and self-esteem.

Every student enrolled in our program recieves a 4,000 dollar tuition scholarship and an instrument. Our program runs from 2:30-4:30, five days a week, every day that there is a full day of school. Each student participates in two classes a day – Choir or General Music followed by their instrumental lesson. We are currently teaching: Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, French Horn, Trumpet and Trombone. We are looking forward to our first Orchestra rehearsal in November!

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