Learn about students from our Conservatory and Community programs and how music has changed their lives:

Bruno Bello

16 yrs old | cello

Music has given me all the tools and means to pursue my dreams.

The Yandall Sisters

violin, double bass, trumpet

SDYS is important to me now because it gives me the opportunity to learn advanced repertoire in a large orchestra setting.

Noor Alramadan

Noor Alramadan

11 yrs old | cello, clarinet

I wasn’t really a musician. I thought I would do sports, but after a while it felt good and I felt happy that I was learning to play music.

Sofia Hashemi-Asasi

17 yrs old | violin

Her experience illustrates the symphony’s mission of enabling young musicians to perform classical pieces at an advanced level.

Bruno Bello

13 yrs old | cello

As unlikely as it seems music can change your life a lot. It gives you confidence and it also gives you hope to know that if you really want something you can make it happen.

Kirusha Lanski

14 yrs old | percussion

Meeting and playing with people who are more experienced musicians than I am inspires me to work even harder in achieving my music and academic goals

Susan Lee

12 yrs old | violin

Studying music has helped me with school because it teaches you to concentrate really well. I’m not really sure about my future, but I do know that math and music will definitely be a part of it.

San Diego Youth Symphony