Join SDYS

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

 

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 8 through age 25, from beginner to pre-professional. Minimum standards apply to ensemble placement; these standards are listed in each program’s Musicians Handbooks. 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?

SDYS’ programs are designed to give student musicians a sequential ensemble experience over multiple years. Here are our ensembles at a glance:

Conservatory ProgramMusician LevelMinimum Age/GradeMaximum Age/GradeAverage CostMore
Debut ClassesIntroductory8 years / 3rd grade15 years / 10th grade$250-$500 More info
InspirationFoundational8 years / 3rd grade 17 years / 12th grade$650More info
ShowcaseIntermediate10 years / 7th grade19 years$700More info
OvationAdvanced9th grade25 years$850More info

SDYS offers financial aid so that all families can allow their children to experience the joy of music, learn more.

Registration for the 2017-18 season will open March 30 – May 22, 2017. If you would like add your name to the interest to receive updates about upcoming registration, concerts and events, please do below:

San Diego Youth Symphony