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April 13, 2023
Semeer Patel, SDYS Artistic Director

Meet Sameer Patel – an Interview by SDYS Student Nya Delcastillo

October 3, 2022

Get to know our new AD Sameer Patel through this timely interview by SDYS Ovation student and Youth Leadership Council Director Nya Delcastillo

Health and Safety Update

2022-23 COVID-19 Policy for Students – August 26, 2022

August 26, 2022
San Diego Youth Symphony names Sameer Patel as its new Artistic Director

San Diego Youth Symphony names Sameer Patel as its new Artistic Director

May 25, 2022

An accomplished conductor and music educator, he will oversee artistic direction of multiple SDYS programs serving 3,000+ students each year.

Eric Cohen receives Leo Scheer Founder's Award at 2022 Encore! Scholarship Fundraiser

SDYS’ Annual Encore! Scholarship Fundraiser

San Diego Union-Tribune | May 23, 2022

San Diego Youth Symphony held its most successful Encore! Scholarship Fundraiser to date on April 24 at the Hyatt Regency Spa and Marina on Mission Bay.

Jeff Edmons conducts SDYS' Chamber Orchestra

Jeff Edmons to Retire from San Diego Youth Symphony After Twenty-Five Year Tenure as Music Director

July 2, 2021
Jeff Edmons

Announcement to SDYS Families: Mr. Edmons’ Plan to Retire

July 2, 2021

Dear SDYS Families, This week, longtime Music Director Jeff Edmons announced his plans to retire […]

SDYS Premieres “(You Are) Amazing” featuring Hundreds of Local Youth Musicians

May 16, 2021

It’s finally here: the world premiere of Brian Balmages’ “(You Are) Amazing,” written in celebration of SDYS’ 75th anniversary and recorded by close to 350 students from SDYS and 7 other local youth music organizations.

SDYS’ Virtual 75th Birthday: Watch Online

SDYS Media Release | September 6, 2020

Happy Birthday SDYS! On this day in 1945, the very first concert of the “Youth […]

Calling all SDYS Alumni

September 5, 2020

Are you, or do you know, any SDYS alumni from any era? We want to hear from you!

ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

SDYS Announces Administrative Office Expansion to ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

SDYS Announcement | May 14, 2020

SAN DIEGO, CA – May 14, 2020 – For nearly 75 years the San Diego […]

15th Annual International Youth Symphony Program Begins July 15 at SDYS

July 10, 2019

Twenty-four musicians representing nine countries assemble to play alongside top SDYS musicians, to make memories, build bonds and cultural understanding through music.

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San Diego Youth Symphony