Join the Upcoming SDYS Season!

Registration and auditions open for new students! Register online through July 25, 2018 for placement in one or more of twelve large ensembles for all musical abilities, ages 7 – 25.

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Early Childhood Music Classes

Summer classes now available!

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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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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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. Rehearsals will resume in early September, 2018.

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Upcoming Events

Conservatory Programs

Ovation Ensembles

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.

Showcase Ensembles

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

Inspiration Ensembles

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

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.

Community Programs

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.

Our Supporters

San Diego Youth Symphony