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These opportunities complement the ensemble experience for our Conservatory Program students.

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory offers additional opportunities for students enrolled in our Conservatory Program. These complimentary offerings provide students with ways to immerse themselves in the musical experience and learn additional skills alongside the ensemble experience.

Concerto Competitions

Concerto Competitions

October 2021

Annual competitions for our SDYS Showcase and Ovation Students with winners performing as soloists with our orchestras.

Chamber Music

Fall 2021 & Spring 2022

These ensembles allow students the opportunity to rehearse and perform in small-groups without a conductor, build musical individuality, and collaborate with peers.

Improvisation and Songwriting

Fall 2021 & Spring 2022

By creating music and lyrics as a group, students will find joy and comfort in taking risks and creatively expressing themselves.

Beginning Music Theory and Composition

Fall 2021

In this class, students will learn the building blocks of music and improve their skills as developing musicians.

Intermediate Music Theory and Composition

Spring 2022

In this class, students will further build upon their music theory knowledge and apply these skills to create and compose original works. 

AP Music Theory Prep

Year – Long

This course is specifically for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested in preparing for the AP Music Theory Exam.

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