Audition for the Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony!

Want to play with us? We’d love to have you! Auditions for both new and returning members for the 2017–2018 season were held on Sunday, August 20, but it’s not too late to join. Please start by completing our Audition/Registration form. Once you do, we will contact you to set up your audition.

Who We Are

We are the only pre-professional youth symphony in Santa Cruz County. Our mission is to foster a lifelong 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 of playing and performing this music.

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CDs of our Spring 2017 concert are now available.

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 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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