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Music for a lifetime: Educating musicians to create a better world

About Us

For more than 30 years, the Youth Orchestras of Prince William has provided exceptional instrumental education for the youth of our region. We offer opportunities for a wide spectrum of students, ranging from beginning string players to advanced students performing professional symphonic repertoire. YOPW alumni have enrolled in outstanding music programs at the college level, and have pursued a variety of careers in music. Several alumni have become outstanding musicians in their field, such as Zuill Bailey, world renowned cellist, and many have returned to the Northern Virginia region as musicians and music educators.

At YOPW we foster an environment of support for every member of every ensemble. The staff focus on the need to be personally responsible for their students' development and on the positive impact that each student can bring to the community.