San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory
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Thank you for choosing to audition for the SDYS 2020-2021 season on Acceptd!
To start an application, please choose whether to audition for the next ensemble up or to reseat in your current ensemble. All high school students will have their audition heard by the Music Director.
Please view ALL ensemble requirements.
You are required to upload the following materials:
- Headshot (selfies are OK!)
- Scale video
- Solo video (play entire piece or movement that best displays your abilities)
- Prepared excerpt video (if recording multiple excerpts, record them all in one video)
Please note that the final ensemble structure for the 2020-2021 season will be in accordance with the County health and safety guidelines.
SDYS Ensembles Progression Chart
Symphony Orchestra Wind Orchestra
Sinfonia Wind Symphony
Concert Orchestra Concert Winds
Overture Strings Overture Winds
Debut Strings Debut Winds
Please review the age requirements for all SDYS ensembles:
Age Requirement by September 1, 2020
Level Minimum Maximum
Beginning Strings 7 years / 2nd grade 12 years / 7th grade
Debut Strings & Debut Winds 8 years / 3rd grade 15 years / 10th grade
Overture Strings, Overture Winds,
& Symphonic Strings 8 years / 3rd grade 17 years / 12th grade
Concert Orchestra & Concert Winds 10 years / 5th grade 19 years
Sinfonia & Wind Symphony 12 years / 7th grade 19 years
Ovation - 9th grade 22 years
Please do not email the office before July 2 about any placement related question.
May 8 - June 5: SDYS New & Returning Student Audition Period
Friday, June 5: Auditions are due!
Thursday, July 2: Placement notifications sent, including tuition and tuition assistance decisions
Thursday, July 30: *Tuition due*
Saturday, August 29: Season’s First Downbeat
Saturday, Sept. 12
& Sunday, Sept. 13: First weekend rehearsals in Balboa Park
Please call the Conservatory Team at 619.233.3232 x 4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any audition related question. Thank you!