New Musicians: Audition for Spring Set

New musicians are invited to audition to join the Youth Symphony for the Spring set. Please contact us to schedule an audition. Rehearsals for Spring set start March 15, 2015.

 Please go to our Auditions page for details.

Spring Concert – May 17, 2015

Our students have started rehearsing for the Spring Concert, which will be at Cabrillo College Samper Recital Hall on May 17, 2015 at 3 pm. This concert features Sabrina Miller, winner of our 2014 concerto competition, playing Franz Doppler: Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy. See Sabrina’s bio.

Our Fall concert, which took place on November 9 at the UCSC Recital Hall, was very well attended, and the orchestra delighted the audience with selections from Lalo, Beethoven, Saint Saens and Rossini. Take a listen to the Barber of Seville.

Who We Are

We are the only pre-professional youth symphony in the Santa Cruz County.  Our mission is to foster a life-long appreciation for classical orchestral music in the youth of Santa Cruz County and surrounding areas, with an emphasis on the beauty and value of the experience playing and performing this music.


A Few Notes About Us



Check out our t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags and concert recordings!


SCCYS Supports In-School Music Education

In partnership with the League of American Orchestras, we commit to:

• Understanding the status of in-school music education and advocating for accurate data and accountability about how much and what kind of music instruction students receive.

• Discovering, implementing, and sharing best practices in advocacy for comprehensive, high-quality in-school music education through sustainable partnerships with all advocates in the community.

• Understanding how orchestra resources and strengths can best address student, school, and community needs.

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Thank You

A special thanks to Kim Bui, Kenny Nguyen, Kimbinh Nguyen, Ash Rihal and San Jose State University for their dedication and hard work put into the creation of this site.