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New Student Registration

NEW student registration for the 2017-18 season continues. Make great music, meet new friends, and create lifelong memories! All levels welcome, ages 7 – 25 years. Rehearsals held in Balboa Park.

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Chamber Music Recitals

Experience our students performing classical music in a small ensemble setting. These FREE recitals are a great way to explore chamber music repertoire from Mozart to Shostakovich. May 18, 19 & 25.

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Spring Concerts

Join us for our final concerts of the season, with ensembles and orchestras from all levels performing. June 10 & 11 at Copley Symphony Hall.

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Music Education for All!

Making music accessible and affordable for every child.

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Open Rehearsals

September through May

Join us at open rehearsals on Saturdays and Sundays in Balboa Park.

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Upcoming Events

Conservatory Programs

Ovation Program

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.

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Showcase Program

Encourages our intermediate-level students to participate in both an orchestra and a wind ensemble and exposes them to diverse musical literature.

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Inspiration Program

Offers quality foundational ensembles that develop technical, collaborative, and musical skills as they progress on their instruments.

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Debut Classes

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.

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Community Programs

Community Opus Project

The Community Opus Project includes after school instrumental orchestra and band programs for students in Chula Vista.

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Casa de Amistad

SDYS provides instruments and group instruction for the young musicians in the Casa de Amistad mentorship and tutoring program.

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Supporting Music in Schools

SDYS supports many school programs across San Diego County to help in their development or expansion of in-school music.

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Partnerships and Research

SDYS plays a key role in collaborating with local and national organizations to document evidence of the benefit of music education.

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