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Annual Scholarship Fund

Making Music Education Accessible and Affordable for All!

At San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory we ensure that every student with the desire to participate in our programs is given the opportunity. Each season, the Board of Directors awards tuition scholarships for students with financial need as well as those of exceptional merit. These scholarships are all underwritten by generous donors with a passion for guaranteeing that every student can take the path of personal success that comes through the study of music. Our Annual Scholarship Fund also helps students with the cost of acquiring instruments, sheet music, private lessons, access to concerts, and other support throughout the season.

Checks may be mailed to:
San Diego Youth Symphony
1650 El Prado #207A
San Diego, CA 92101

To donate by phone, please call (619) 233-3232 x160.


Annual Scholarship Fund Support Opportunities:

Conservatory Program

Individual Private Lessons • $3,500
Provide one year of private lessons for an aspiring musician

Principal Musician Support • $2,500
Personally support the orchestra or chamber music experience of a top SDYS musician

Chamber Music Ensemble • $2,500
Introduce SDYS musicians to the skills and enjoyment of learning chamber music

Family Support • $1,000
Help a family enjoy the full SDYS experience by funding their child’s tuition and concert tickets for a year

Conservatory Student Support • $500
Support one student’s participation in an orchestra or wind ensemble for one year


Community Program

Lead Teaching Artist • $15,000
Guarantee students are learning from music educators with a deep commitment to their personal and musical growth

Teaching Artist • $10,000
Guarantee students benefit from the individualized guidance two music educators per classroom can provide

Instrument Sectionals • $7,500
Ensure students have access to small group learning on specific instruments

Individual Student Lessons • $3,500
Provide a year of private lessons to an aspiring musician

Opus Chamber Ensemble • $2,000
Give one small chamber ensemble the chance to learn and play music

Instrument and Music Supply • $1,000
Provide access to an instrument and sheet music for one season for a student learning to play music

Individual Opus Student • $500
Give one student the chance to learn and play music

For more information, contact SDYS Individual Giving Manager Terry Williams, at or call 619-233-3232 x116.

San Diego Youth Symphony