"The SJYS is among the most accomplished youth orchestras I have heard!"
Martin Adams, Irish Times
General Auditions Are Now Open for the 2014 - 2015 Season!
General Auditions will be held in April, 2014, on the following dates:
Thursdays & Fridays (4 pm - 9 pm): April 3, 4, 10 & 11
Saturdays: April 5 & 12, 2014
Wednesday: April 9, 2014, for Percussion Only
The deadline for applying to the General Auditions is March 31, 2014.
If you play certain instruments, including percussion, double bass, winds & brass, you are welcome to join SJYS during the current season. Please apply online.
SJYS Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Its 2014 Spring Concert Featuring Winners from the 2013 Young Artist Competition!
TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE.
Please click on the concert poster below for more details.
Our 2013-2014 Season Is Now In Full Swing!
Our concerts this season will feature outstanding music, including music by Wagner, Grieg, Rimsky-Korsakov, Chadwick, and Borodin, by the Philharmonic Orchestra, performing at the historic California Theatre in downtown San Jose, as featured in our Season Brochure.
In addition, we are extremely excited to announce the world premiere of Concerto for 10 Winds & Orchestra, composed by John Felder, retired Music Director of Lynbrook High School, San Jose. The work will feature as soloists, music educators from high schools all around the greater San Jose area.
Our Philharmonic, Chamber and Concert Orchestras will also feature outstanding member soloists, all winners of the SJYS Young Artist Competition, the SJYS Concerto Competition and the SJYS Solo Competition. Congratulations to all of these fine young musicians!
We'll see you at our concerts!
The Members Only page includes important information about our season. Please log-in and review the page carefully.
We Are Now Accepting 2014 Competition Applications!
It is never too soon to start thinking about the upcoming Competitions! The Young Artist Competition (Philharmonic Orchestra), the Concerto Competition (Chamber Orchestra) and the Solo Competition (Concert Orchestra) will be held in March and April, 2014. These competitions are kindly sponsored by The San Jose Symphony Foundation. For detailed information and applicable deadlines for filing, please visit our SJYS Competition page.