Chamber Music Academy Performs!

Join us on February 4th at 7 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church (125 Canterbury Drive in Aptos) for a treat presented by the students of the Chamber Music Academy.

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 Audition for the Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony!

Want to play with us? We’d love to have you! Contact our Orchestra Manager, Laura McShane, to schedule an audition.

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.

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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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