Join The Conservatory Program
Make great music, meet new friends, and create exciting lifelong memories at San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory!
We commit to giving aspiring musicians from all backgrounds and corners of the San Diego region a place in one of our rigorous ensembles.
Mid-season registration for the 2018-2019 season is now closed.
At San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS), we offer every student musician at any level the opportunity to participate in one of our 12+ orchestras and wind ensembles. To be notified of our registration period for season 2019-2020 please sign up on our Interest List.
All musicians are strongly encouraged to actively participate in their school/college string, band, or orchestra program. The opportunity to participate and grow as musicians in a collective school ensemble is a vital and valuable experience. SDYS seeks to partner with school music programs, not replace them.
Who is eligible?
EVERYONE! All students age 7 through 25, from beginners to pre-professional are welcome.
SDYS offers Tuition Assistance so that all families can allow their children to experience the joy of music.
How do I know what ensemble I should be in?
YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT! Musicians are placed in the ensemble appropriate for their ability through the annual audition process in early-June (or August if you are new to SDYS). To learn more about our ensembles, please visit our Ensembles page.