"The SJYS is among the most accomplished youth orchestras I have heard!"

Martin Adams, Irish Times

Auditions For The Upcoming 2015 - 2016 Season Are Now Open!

General Auditions for our upcoming 2015 - 2016 season will take place on two Thursdays and Fridays, April 9, 10, 16 & 17 (4 - 9 pm); and two Saturdays, April 11 & 18, 2015 (all day). Percussion Auditions will take place on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 (6 pm - 8 pm).

We invite all interested student musicians to visit Auditions and Audition Requirements for more information and to apply online.

The application deadline is March 31, 2015. Applications will be processed and auditions will be scheduled as they are received. All current SJYS members must also apply to secure their place for next season.

For winds and brass musicians, please note that you are welcome to join SJYS during the second set, starting in January, 2016, after the end of Marching Band season.

Upcoming SJYS Concerts & Events

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Our Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras will feature outstanding member soloists, all winners of the SJYS Young Artist Competition and the SJYS Concerto Competition, in their upcoming concerts, scheduled for Saturday, January 24, 2015 (Chamber Orchestra) and Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7:30 pm (Philharmonic Orchestra). Congratulations to these fine young musicians!

In addition, our Percussion Ensemble, Concert Winds Ensemble, and our brand-new Harp Ensemble will be performing at their upcoming concert on Sunday, January 25, 2015, 2 pm, at Valley Christian High School!

We are also elated to announce our upcoming 2015 Summer Concert Tour to Spain and Portugal, including performances in Madrid, Valencia, Granada's International Music Festival, Puerto Santa Maria and Lisbon! Five concert performances spanning a magnificent two-week tour in June and July!

We'll see you at our concerts!

Membership Information

The Members Only page includes important information about our season. Please log-in and review the page carefully.