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San Diego Youth Symphony names Sameer Patel as its new Artistic Director

San Diego Youth Symphony names Sameer Patel as its new Artistic Director

May 25, 2022

An accomplished conductor and music educator, he will oversee artistic direction of multiple SDYS programs serving 3,000+ students each year.

Eric Cohen receives Leo Scheer Founder's Award at 2022 Encore! Scholarship Fundraiser

SDYS’ Annual Encore! Scholarship Fundraiser

San Diego Union-Tribune | May 23, 2022

San Diego Youth Symphony held its most successful Encore! Scholarship Fundraiser to date on April 24 at the Hyatt Regency Spa and Marina on Mission Bay.

Health and Safety Update

2021-22 COVID-19 Policy for Students – May 24, 2021

May 21, 2022

In the News: Union-Tribune – Maestro Jeff Edmons is Retiring After 25 Years

San Diego Union-Tribune | July 31, 2021

Retiring San Diego Youth Symphony music director leaves a legacy of love and respect. Jeff Edmons is retiring from the San Diego Youth Symphony after 25 years as music director

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

San Diego Unified LevelUp summer program sees huge increase with 30K students enrolled

Fox 5 San Diego | June 22, 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.

Lockdown Learning: Pandemic Music Instruction, featuring SDYS

Symphony Magazine | League of American Orchestras | May 5, 2021

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 […]

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