Join The Conservatory Program

Make great music, meet new friends, and create exciting lifelong memories at San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory!

Registration for our 75th Anniversary Season (2020-2021) is now open.
Registration for the 2020-2021 75th Anniversary Season is now open for NEW students through July 23, 2020.
Audition dates for new students will be determined after July 23, 2020.
Season 2020-21 rehearsals are scheduled to begin in September, 2020.

We encourage you to sign up on our Interest List below to stay up to date about our 2020-2021 season.

Who is eligible?

EVERYONE! All students age 7 through 22, 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.

Learn more about audition requirements and processes for our different ensembles and orchestras.

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.

How do I audition to join an SDYS ensemble?

You must first register using our online system between April 6 and July 23, 2020. Please visit our Audition Information page to learn more about the SDYS audition process for the 2020-2021 season.

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.

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