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2015 – 2016 Season – Register Now!


VYMA’s 2015-2016 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



The Verdugo Young Musicians Association relies on the support of individuals, foundations, businesses and government agencies to extend the reach of our musically rich orchestral programs.  Thank you to all our generous donors who support VYMA’s programs! Join us in our mission to share the joy and community of music with children by becoming a […]

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

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