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San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory

For nearly 75 years, San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) has served as a catalyst for investing in the future of thousands of young San Diegans through the study and performance of music. Through SDYS’ flagship ensemble program in Balboa Park, its community engagement projects, and its early childhood music curriculum, SDYS is San Diego’s most comprehensive provider of ‘cradle through college’ music education programs and a national leader in innovative community engagement, serving thousands of young musicians and their families each year.

As we expand our administrative offices to ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, we’re laying the foundation for future growth and community service through music education. SDYS’ Conservatory team, which administers weekly rehearsals to more than 600 beginning to pre-professional music students, will continue to operate using the existing office and rehearsal spaces at the Casa del Prado in Balboa Park.

At SDYS, we believe that music is a vehicle for giving young people the social, emotional, and academic skills that transcend traditional educational models and prepare them to enter a 21st-century workforce. Our values, which focus on personal achievement, inclusiveness, and community leadership, are the foundation of every SDYS program. We respect every young person who takes part in our programs and celebrate their accomplishments as musicians, as members of our community, and as future leaders in San Diego and across the nation.

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2820 Roosevelt Rd
Suite 200
San Diego 92106


Arts District



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1650 El Prado, 207A
San Diego, CA 92101


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