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Welcome to SDYS’ 72nd Season

Join us for our 2017-18 season concerts, open rehearsals, and events, and learn more about SDYS.

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Music Education for All!

Learn more about our programs and vision for making music education accessible and affordable for every child.

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New Early Childhood Music Classes

Starting in September

Baby and Me Music classes introduce children 0-4 years of age and their caregivers to percussion instruments with familiar and new songs.

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Open Rehearsals

September through May

Enjoy FREE classical repertoire in Balboa Park! Join us at open rehearsals on Saturdays and Sundays in the Casa del Prado.

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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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Our Supporters

San Diego Youth Symphony