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

 

Student Registration for our 2017-18 Season is now closed.
Interested students can join our interest list for the 2018-19 Season.

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. We commit to giving aspiring musicians from all backgrounds and corners of the San Diego region a place in one of our rigorous programs.

Students in the Conservatory Programs have access to many supplemental programs including: Chamber Music, Music Theory, Mentor Program, and more!

Who is eligible?

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory offers high quality ensemble music instruction to students from age 7 through age 25, from beginner to pre-professional. Minimum standards apply to ensemble placement; these standards are listed in each program’s musicians handbook. SDYS offers financial aid so that all families can allow their children to experience the joy of music, learn more.

Which ensemble is suitable for me?

Below is a listing of SDYS’ programs which are designed to give student musicians a sequential ensemble experience over multiple years.

Please download the appropriate handbook to learn about audition requirements for each program level.

 

Conservatory Program Musician Level Minimum Age/Grade Maximum Age/Grade Average Cost More
Debut Introductory 8 years / 3rd grade 15 years /
10th grade
 $550 More info
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Inspiration Foundational 8 years / 3rd grade  17 years /
12th grade
$700 More info
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Showcase Intermediate 10 years / 7th grade  19 years $750 More info
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Ovation Advanced 9th grade  25 years $900 More info
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SDYS offers financial aid so that all families can allow their children to experience the joy of music, learn more.

San Diego Youth Symphony