Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras (TRYPO) creates a dynamic, inclusive community where young people are inspired to pursue a lifelong passion for music.
What do we value?
Stand Tall: Demonstrate respect and integrity in all you do.
Embrace Difference: Celebrate diversity and open yourself to new ways of thinking.
Make It Happen: Make a difference and strive to be your best.
Chart a New Path: Challenge the status quo and innovate to differentiate.
Care Deeply: Show compassion and understanding for others.
Build Bridges: Create and nurture long-lasting relationships.
What are TRYPO’s current programs?
Young Peoples Orchestra [YPO] a full symphonic orchestra, generally for high school-aged students;
Wind Symphony [WS], a large ensemble for winds, brass, and percussion, generally for high school-aged students;
Symphonette, a string ensemble, generally for middle school-aged and some high-school students;
Tutti, an entry-level string ensemble for students who have been studying for at least one year.
Percussion Ensemble, an ensemble just for percussionists;
Youth Chamber Connection [YC2] which offers small ensemble opportunities such as quartets and quintets for all ages – see more at youthchamberconnection.org
Summer Programs: Summer programs have included YC2 at Chautauqua Music Camps and Camp Crescendo (a virtual camp in Summer 2020 during COVID-19);
TRYPOsphere [TS]: Conservatory-style classes initially launched during pandemic as online courses in Music Theory, Composition, and Conducting.
UniSound: TRYPO also administrates the collaborative project called UniSound. UniSound aims to create a more accessible, sustainable, and equitable youth music ecosystem in the greater Pittsburgh area through building an alliance of organizations which provide music education and performance opportunities for youth. See more at unisound.us
TRYPO serves on average more than 250 young musicians per year and has over 2,200 alumni. The last five years have seen tremendous growth spikes across all areas of the organization – even during the pandemic – and we are bursting at the seams! There is room to grow with us. See www.trypo.org for more information.
TRYPO is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member of our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.