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Jeff Edmons conducts SDYS' Chamber Orchestra

Jeff Edmons to Retire from San Diego Youth Symphony After Twenty-Five Year Tenure as Music Director

July 2, 2021

SDYS Premieres “(You Are) Amazing” featuring Hundreds of Local Youth Musicians

May 16, 2021

It’s finally here: the world premiere of Brian Balmages’ “(You Are) Amazing,” written in celebration of SDYS’ 75th anniversary and recorded by close to 350 students from SDYS and 7 other local youth music organizations.

Health and Safety Update

Health and Safety Update – March 17, 2021

March 17, 2021

LATEST UPDATE March 17, 2021 Although SDYS will continue virtual rehearsals until further notice, we […]

Showcase Concerto Competition Winners 2020

SDYS Media Release | November 9, 2020

Photo from left to right: Anthony Kim, Julian Wu, Saejoon Hong   Congratulations to our […]

JaniceHu, Erica Wang, and Andy Yang

Ovation Concerto Competition Winners 2020

SDYS Media Release | November 2, 2020

Photo from left to right: Janice Hu, Erica Wang, Andy Yang   Congratulations to our […]

SDYS’ Virtual 75th Birthday: Watch Online

SDYS Media Release | September 6, 2020

Happy Birthday SDYS! On this day in 1945, the very first concert of the “Youth […]

SDYS Announces 75th Anniversary Season

August 3, 2020

Dear SDYS Friends and Family, We hope this letter finds you well and doing your […]

ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

SDYS Announces Administrative Office Expansion to ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

SDYS Announcement | May 14, 2020

SAN DIEGO, CA – May 14, 2020 – For nearly 75 years the San Diego […]

SDYS Celebrates Outstanding Music Educators

SDYS Media Release | February 24, 2020

Coinciding with National Music in Our Schools month, San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) presents their 24th annual Celebration of Music Education concerts on Sunday, March 15 and Sunday, April 19, paying tribute to hundreds of outstanding music educators throughout the county.

Lilian Franqui

Lilian Franqui, Pacific Beach Middle School student, wins San Diego Youth Symphony intermediate solo competition

San Diego Community Newspaper Group - Beach & Bay Press, sdnews.com | November 14, 2019

Seventh-grade Pacific Beach Middle School student Lilian Franqui plays violin, speaks fluent Chinese and just won an intermediate-level music competition. For six years, Lilian’s been a member of the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory.

Susan Lee, Canyon Crest Academy student, wins San Diego Youth Symphony advanced solo competition

Del Mar Times, Carmel Valley News, Solana Beach Sun | November 12, 2019

Susan Lee, SDYS’ concertmaster of Symphony Orchestra wins the advanced solo competition while finding friendship and teamwork in orchestra.

Bringing Back Music Ed – San Diego Union Tribune Feature Article

The San Diego Union-Tribune | Vincent Adrunas | May 12, 2019

No student who wants to participate is turned away from SDYS’s ensemble-based programs, and for those that can’t afford it, tuition assistance is available in the form of music scholarships. Funding for these scholarships comes from private donations, and from the organization’s annual “Encore!” gala fundraiser held last weekend at the Casa del Prado in Balboa Park…

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