The Sacramento Youth Symphony & Academy of Music's mission is to educate and advance the skills of young musicians, enabling them to reach their highest potential.
The repertoire is often difficult and always challenging, and the young musicians are selected by open auditions held in June of each year.
Transforming youth and building capable young citizens with a love of music
Excellence in musicianship and scholarship through challenging and attractive musical opportunities
Excellence in leadership training and skill development – professionalism, education, integrity, and preparation
Appreciation and mutual respect
The Sacramento Youth Symphony & Academy of Music strongly encourages its young musicians to participate in their school music programs. SYS strives to schedules events to avoid conflicts with school activities, and defines an excused absence to include a school musical program.
In addition, SYS works alongside local and regional music and arts organizations in strategic efforts to make the case at all levels of education and government regarding the important role of music and arts in education and society.
Private Instruction offered in the following: Brass Instruments, Percussion Instruments, Strings, bowed, Strings, plucked, Woodwinds