"The SJYS is among the most accomplished youth orchestras I have heard!"
Martin Adams, Irish Times
"Extraordinary concert of the San Jose Youth Symphony . . . a performance . . . moving and refined."
Gerardo Capolsini, Wikio News (Rieti, Italy)
"The San Jose Youth Symphony has given proof to be one of the more interesting orchestras in the global panorama."
Francesca Tasselli, Radiophonica (Montecatini, Italy)
"[T]he San Jose Youth Symphony Philharmonic Orchestra -- once more proved their talent successfully."
Raphaela Hinterberger, Volksblatt/Mangfall-Bote (Bad Aibling, Germany)
Auditions For The New 2013-2014 Season Are Now Open!
General Auditions for our upcoming 2013 - 2014 season will take place on April 11 (4 - 9 pm), 12 (4 - 9 pm), 13, 14, and 20, 2013. Percussion Auditions will take place on April 17.
For winds and brass musicians, please note that you are welcome to join SJYS during the second set, starting in January, 2014, after the end of Marching Band season.
Information About Summer Camps Now Available
Please go to our SJYS Summer Camps Page for information about our upcoming 2013 summer day and overnight camps, including dates and locations.
Our 2012-2013 Season Brochure
Our 2012-2013 Season Brochure is now available to download and view for our season's schedule of concerts.
Upcoming SJYS Concerts & Events
Welcome to the 2012-2013 Season! We have exciting concerts and events coming up.
Winners of the 2012 SJYS Chamber Orchestra's Concerto Competition (First Place - Minki Kim, cello; Second Place - Joyce Jang, viola; and Third Place - Ayumi Yuasa, flute) and of the 2012 SJYS Concert Orchestra's Solo Competition (First Place - Kristen Park, clarinet) will perform as soloists with their own orchestras in concerts throughout the season. The San Jose Symphony Foundation also generously sponsors these competitions.
We are also very happy to announce that Archbishop Mitty High School's Performing Arts Department has welcomed our Concert Winds Ensemble to join our Chamber Orchestra in holding their season's rehearsals at the school's new Music Center. We look forward to working with them again this year!
And last -- but certainly not least! -- we are looking forward to the Philharmonic Orchestra's upcoming Summer Concert Tour to Eastern Europe in June and July, 2013! The orchestra will travel to and perform in world-renowned venues, including Smetana Hall in Prague, the Czech Republic. More information about this exciting tour is available down below as you scroll down the homepage.
As you can see, we are looking forward to an exciting season! And we'll see you at our concerts!
The Summer 2013 International Tour!
We are extremely pleased to announce the itinerary of our upcoming International Concert Tour for the Summer of 2013. The SJYS Philharmonic Orchestra will tour between June 23 - July 6, 2013, to visit and perform in several cities, including Sajaravo, Bratislava, Zagreb, Ljubljana, and Kromeriz, culminating in a final, July 4th concert in Smetana Hall, Prague. These cities have historic concert halls and a rich tradition of classical music and art. Our musicians are looking forward to performing and sharing their experiences as they travel through Eastern Europe!
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We Are Now Accepting 2013 Competition Application Forms!
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, 2013. 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.