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2016 – 2017 Season – Register Now!


VYMA’s 2016-2017 Season is open for registration. We offer orchestral and chamber programs for all levels of young musicians. Click a program below to learn more. Beginning String Orchestra Intermediate Youth Orchestra Advanced Chamber Orchestra Chamber Music Program

Summer Music Camp


In this program, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in an exceptional music experience that is multifaceted and fun! How: The camp consists of daily rehearsals and workshops 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, which culminates in one performance. Activities include orchestra, jazz ensemble, chamber music, choir, conducting fundamentals, master class, music […]

Concert Highlights


Click images below to view clips. Be sure to choose the highest resolution for the best sound and video quality. String Orchestra Youth Orchestra Chamber Orchestra

Our Name

We chose the term Verdugo as an all-inclusive reference to the original Verdugo Rancho that covered the area from the San Gabriel to the San Fernando Valleys in Southern California. ¬†We chose this name specifically to encompass the myriad communities we serve. Our VYMA Music Project focuses entirely on Pasadena, but our Youth Orchestra programs draw young musicians from all across the region representing 47 schools from 18 Southern California communities, including: Arcadia Burbank Eagle Rock Glendale La Canada La Crescenta Los Angeles Monrovia Pasadena San Gabriel San Marino South Pasadena Sunland Tujunga  Read More

Pasadena Community Foundation