Make great music, meet new friends, and create exciting lifelong memories at the San Diego Youth Symphony!
The SDYS ensemble program runs from September through May. There is a place for all students ages 7 through 22!
All musicians are strongly encouraged to actively participate in their school string, band, or orchestra program. The opportunity to participate and grow as musicians in a collective school ensemble is a vital and valuable experience. SDYS seeks to partner with school music programs, not replace them.
There’s a place for any interested student at SDYS. Auditions are by video upload and allow students to be placed in the correct ensemble for their age and ability.
SDYS’ ensemble program features 13 large ensembles grouped within 4 age/ability levels, for beginning through pre-professional young musicians.
Why Join SDYS?
Learn how San Diego Youth Symphony instills excellence in musical achievement and personal growth through rigorous and inspiring music education experiences.
Who is eligible to join SDYS? How do I know what ensemble I should be in? I’m ready, how do I audition? A quick reference to answers to these questions and more.