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San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory

Music Education: Accessible & Affordable for All

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS), was founded in 1945 and is the sixth oldest operating youth orchestra in the United States. We have trained thousands of students over the years. This season, more than 900 musicians between the ages of 8 and 25 are enrolled in our Balboa Park ensembles and community programs. SDYS provides rigorous and high quality music training within a fun environment where lifelong friends are made. In addition to its large ensemble programs, its Community Opus Project provides free after-school music instruction at elementary schools in Chula Vista and Southeast San Diego.

Every weekend, from September to early June, our ensembles rehearsals are open to the public in Casa del Prado, Balboa Park.

Neighborhood: Downtown

1650 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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(619) 233-3232
sdys@sdys.org

Hours

Our administrative office is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
Each weekend
we encourage guests to stop by our open rehearsals in Balboa Park. Saturday 8:30am -7:15pm & Sunday 1pm-5pm.

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Events to check out

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2018 Ovation Concerto Competition

San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory
Oct 19, 2018

October 19, 2018 – 7pm University Christian Church 3900 Cleveland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s most advanced students compete for the...

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2018 Showcase Concerto Competition

San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory
Oct 26, 2018

October 26, 2018 – 7pm University Christian Church 3900 Cleveland Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s intermediate level students compete for the...

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Tribute to Veterans – Inspiration Concert

San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory
Nov 10, 2018

November 10, 2018 – 6pm College Avenue Baptist Church 4747 College Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115 Celebrate San Diego’s military with us at our first-ever Tribute to Veterans Concerts...

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Tribute to Veterans – Showcase Concert

San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory
Nov 11, 2018

November 11, 2018 – 1pm California Center for the Arts, Escondido 340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025 Celebrate San Diego’s military with us at our first-ever Tribute to...

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Tribute to Veterans – Ovation Concert

San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory
Nov 11, 2018

November 11, 2018 – 6pm California Center for the Arts, Escondido 340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025 Celebrate San Diego’s military with us at our first-ever Tribute to...

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