I wasn’t really a musician. I thought I would do sports, but after a while it felt good and I felt happy that I was learning to play music.
Noor Alramadan, 11 yrs old, cello, clarinetWatch The Video
Provides our most advanced musicians in our flagship program with intensive, pre-professional musical training at the highest levels attainable in a youth orchestra program.
Encourages our intermediate-level students to participate in both an orchestra and a wind ensemble and exposes them to diverse musical literature.
Offers quality foundational ensembles that develop technical, collaborative, and musical skills as they progress on their instruments.
Our entry-level instruction focusing on beginning ensemble techniques for students who have played for 1-2 years and are preparing to participate in a full ensemble.
Community Opus Project
The Community Opus Project includes after school instrumental orchestra and band programs for students in Chula Vista.
Casa de Amistad
SDYS provides instruments and group instruction for the young musicians in the Casa de Amistad mentorship and tutoring program.
Supporting Music in Schools
SDYS supports many school programs across San Diego County to help in their development or expansion of in-school music.
Partnerships and Research
SDYS plays a key role in collaborating with local and national organizations to document evidence of the benefit of music education.