At San Diego Youth Symphony (SDYS), we offer every student musician at any level the opportunity to participate in one of our 12+ orchestras and wind ensembles.
ORCHESTRAS & BANDS FOR THE 23 – 24 SEASON
Season begins September 2023
BEGINNER LEVEL – Beginning Strings, Debut Strings & Debut Winds
Students in these ensembles are provided a musical and social foundation and are for musicians with roughly 0-2 years of experience.
LATE-BEGINNER LEVEL – Overture Strings & Overture Winds
Students in these ensembles have at least 1-2 years of experience and are continuing to develop technical, musical, and collaborative skills.
EARLY-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL – Symphonic Strings, Concert Strings & Concert Winds
Students in these ensembles have at least a few years of experience playing their instruments. These young musicians are continuing to develop strong technical and musical skills and are beginning to improve their group listening skills.
LATE-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL – Philharmonia, Wind Symphony & Sinfonia
Students in these ensembles have at least four years of experience playing their instruments. They are expected to have a solid foundation in their technical and musical abilities and are focusing on achieving more musical maturity as a group.
ADVANCED LEVEL – Symphony Orchestra
Students in this ensemble are expected to have many years of musical training, and are focused on playing professional- level repertoire, while also cultivating advanced group musical, technical, and listening skills.