Philadelphia Youth Orchestra rebrands as PYO Music Institute

Posted on: June 29, 2020

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) has rebranded itself as the PYO Music Institute. In addition to the new name, PYO Music Institute has introduced a new logo, website, and social media handles. The organization continues to offer six program divisions for nearly 600 students, ages six to 21. Three of these groups have also had name changes: Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra is now Young Musicians Debut Orchestra; PRSYM is now Prysm Strings; and Tune Up Philly is now Tune Up Philly–Orchestral Pathways Program. Originally a single orchestral ensemble, the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra now has three orchestras, a brass ensemble, a large string ensemble, and the Tune Up Philly program, which serves under-resourced communities. Said President and Music Director Louis Scaglione, “We are excited about this change as we believe it is a much better description of the depth of our organization, with the potential of continued growth and expansion into the future.”