International Youth Symphony

An annual summer music program for advanced SDYS Ovation students and international musicians

Entering its 13th year in 2017, the annual International Youth Symphony is a partnership program between SDYS and Rotary District 5340 International Youth Exchange that brings musicians from across the globe together with SDYS’ most advanced musicians for a two-week intensive music experience.

In July of 2016, twenty-two international musicians joined twelve SDYS students to create a unique orchestra, comprised of exceptionally talented student musicians led by SDYS Music Director Jeff Edmons for two weeks of rehearsals and a variety of recitals and concerts in the community.

The 2016 International Youth Symphony performances included an outdoor concert as part of the Twilight in the Park in Spreckels Organ Pavilion, a Classical Concert at the Center Theater at California Center for the Arts in Escondido, a concert at Downtown Rotary Club 33 and a opening performance at La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest in Ellen Scripps Park, La Jolla.

How to apply?

If you would like more information about the International Youth Symphony, please contact Dr. Sidney Yin, Associate Director of Conservatory Programs, at syin@sdys.org.

Upcoming IYS Events

International Youth Symphony – Spreckels Organ Pavillion Orchestra Concert

Spreckels Organ Pavilion
2125 Pan American Rd East
San Diego, CA, 92101
July 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm

International Youth Symphony – Center for the Arts Orchestra Concert

California Center for the Arts
340 N Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA, 92025
July 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm
San Diego Youth Symphony