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Audition for the Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony!

Would you like to play with us? We’d love to have you! Auditions are held in May and August, but new members may join at other times of the year as well. Please begin by completing our Audition/Application form. Once you do, we’ll contact you to set up your audition.


Who We Are

We are the only pre-professional youth orchestra in Santa Cruz County. Our mission is to foster a lifelong appreciation for classical orchestral music in the young people of Santa Cruz County and surrounding areas, with an emphasis on the joy of playing and performing this music in a group setting.

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Support Music Education in Santa Cruz County by Donating to SCCYS Today

Your support helps us provide this valuable resource to our young people. Scholarships, coaching sessions, rent for our rehearsal space, compensation for our conductor — all of these and more are made possible by your generous donations. Thank you!

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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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