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Join SDYS

Make great music, meet new friends, and create exciting lifelong memories at the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory!

 

At San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS), we offer every student musician who has basic musical training at any level the opportunity to participate in one of our 12 orchestras and wind ensembles. We commit to giving aspiring musicians from all backgrounds and corners of the San Diego region a place in one of our rigorous programs.

Who is eligible?

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory offers high quality ensemble music instruction to students from age 8 through age 25, from beginner to pre-professional. Minimum standards apply to ensemble placement; these standards are listed in each program’s Musicians Handbooks. SDYS offers financial aid so that all families can allow their children to experience the joy of music, learn more.

Which ensemble is suitable for me?

SDYS’ programs are designed to give student musicians a sequential ensemble experience over multiple years. Here are our ensembles at a glance:

 

Conservatory Program Musician Level Minimum Age/Grade Maximum Age/Grade Average Cost More
Debut Classes Introductory 8 years / 3rd grade 15 years / 10th grade  $250-$500   More info
Inspiration Foundational 8 years / 3rd grade  17 years / 12th grade $650  More info
Showcase Intermediate 10 years / 7th grade  19 years $700  More info
Ovation Advanced 9th grade  25 years $850  More info

SDYS offers financial aid so that all families can allow their children to experience the joy of music, learn more.

Registration is currently closed for the 2016-17 season. If you would like add your name to the interest to receive updates about upcoming registration, concerts and events, please do below:

San Diego Youth Symphony