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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 700 beginning through pre-professional student musicians annually in 14 full orchestras and 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 through college’ music education programs and a national leader in innovative community engagement, serving thousands of young musicians and their families each year.

Upcoming Events

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Oct 24
Nov 13

Fall Concert Performances

Saturday, Nov 13 , 4:00 pm - Sunday, Nov 14 , 5:00 pm

REGISTRATION for the 2021-2022 SEASON

Registration for the 2021-22 season is now open!  Rehearsals will start in September. There’s a place for any young musician, age 7 – 22, of any ability in our ensembles. We hope you’ll join us.

UPCOMING DONOR EVENTS

Oct 24

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Who can resist a picnic? Especially one that helps raise money for scholarships? Join SDYS Board Member Marilyn Lindberg at the Kids Learning Through Music family picnic fundraiser to raise scholarship funds for preschool-aged ChIMES kiddos and their families. Your gift to The M. Adler Lindberg Family Scholarship Fund supports scholarships to SDYS’ early childhood program ChIMES (Childhood Introduction to Music Education, with Smiles).

Learn more and purchase tickets today at sdys.org/lindbergfund
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Who can resist a picnic? Especially one that helps raise money for scholarships? Join SDYS Board Member Marilyn Lindberg at the Kids Learning Through Music family picnic fundraiser to raise scholarship funds for preschool-aged ChIMES kiddos and their families.  Your gift to The M. Adler Lindberg Family Scholarship Fund supports scholarships to SDYS’ early childhood program ChIMES (Childhood Introduction to Music Education, with Smiles). 

Learn more and purchase tickets today at sdys.org/lindbergfund

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Check out available positions in our Development Department, and please share with anyone who may be looking for a great opportunity. sdys.org/jobs
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Meet Our Students

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.

Prelude Ensembles

Our entry-level instruction offers quality introductory classes that provide an important musical and social experience for young students.

Community Programs

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Community Opus Project

The Community Opus Project includes after school instrumental orchestra and band programs for students in Chula Vista.

Supporting Music in Schools

SDYS supports many school programs across San Diego County to help in their development or expansion of in-school music.

ChIMES Early Childhood Music

ChIMES (Childhood Introduction to Music Education, with Smiles) highlights one of the most integral phases of child growth and development, from birth to age 5.

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