SDYS Welcomes Sameer Patel, Artistic Director
An accomplished conductor and music educator, he will oversee artistic direction of multiple SDYS programs serving more than 3,000 students each year.
There’s a place for everyone at SDYS
Registration for our next season is now open. Learn more about our ensembles, placement auditions, and more.
Music classes for little ones and their caregivers
Our ChIMES music program features classes for children ages 0-5 years at Balboa Park and Liberty Station. Find out about our class levels and upcoming session dates.
Watch and Listen to “(You Are) Amazing”
Join young musicians from SDYS plus youth music organizations around the county and Tijuana for a special performance and message for young people everywhere!
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Established in 1945, San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory is the 6th oldest continuously operating youth symphony in the United States, serving close to 600 beginning through pre-professional student musicians annually in 13 full orchestras and large ensembles. Through SDYS’ flagship ensemble program in Balboa Park, its neighborhood engagement projects, and its early childhood music curriculum, SDYS is San Diego’s most comprehensive provider of ‘cradle-to-college’ music education programs and a national leader in innovative community engagement, serving thousands of young musicians and their families each year.
The San Diego Youth Symphony is a proud member of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, a collaboration of 26 arts, science, and cultural institutions in San Diego’s Balboa Park.
REGISTRATION for the 2022-2023 SEASON
We are continuing to accept auditions for the following instruments:
- Strings: Viola and bass only
- Winds: Oboe and bassoon only
- Brass: Trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium, and tuba
Marching band students who play the above-mentioned instruments may also audition (for any SDYS ensemble) until October 24, 2022, and join mid-year.
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