Welcome to San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory!

Conservatory Programs Community Opus Project

Mid-Season Audition Registration is now closed. If you are interested in joining SDYS next year, please sign up on our interest list here.

About SDYS Conservatory Programs

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) is the 6th oldest continuously operating youth symphony in the United States, and serves over 600 students annually in eleven ensembles from its home in Balboa Park. Skill levels range from beginner to pre-professional, with participating students ages 8 to 25. 

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Registration for the 2015-16 Community Opus Project is now closed.

Sign up for information on the 2016-17 Community Opus Project interest list here.


About Community Opus Project

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory launched the Community Opus Project in 2010 as a strategy to demonstrate the many benefits of music education, build support for music in the community, and convince school districts to provide music as part of students' regular curriculum.

It has been so successful that within only three years, the Chula Vista Elementary School District committed to providing music education to all of its students and, with the assistance of SDYS, has begun to phase in school day music.

For more information about the Community Opus Project click here.

To make a donation towards the Community Opus Project click here.

Grand Prize Winner! Boardsource/Prudential Leadership Award
for Exceptional Nonprofit Boards
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Voted Number 1 Non Profit by Our City San Diego's "The Good List"
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Purchase the Balboa Park Explorer through the San Diego Youth
Symphony and Conservatory and a percentage goes towards our work to
"make music education accessible and affordable for all!"

Purchase your Balboa Park Explorer now here.