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.
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!
Established in 1945, San Diego Youth Symphony is one of the original Youth Arts programs created by the City of San Diego and the department of Parks and Recreation. Our youth orchestra program serves 500+ student musicians annually in 12 orchestras and bands from beginning through advanced levels. Combined with our community engagement projects and our early childhood music curriculum, SDYS is San Diego’s most comprehensive provider of ‘cradle-to-college’ music education programs and a leader in innovative community engagement, serving thousands of young musicians and their families each year.
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.
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