Welcome to the 2015-2016 Season!

The San Jose Youth Symphony gives young people a foundation for life through orchestral music. We create programs that assure young musicians achieve technical proficiency, musical knowledge and an emotional connection to music. We strive to make each performance for the community uplifting, spirited and exciting.

 We are holding General Auditions for the 2016-17 Season!

Thursdays & Fridays (4 pm – 9 pm): April 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2016

Saturdays (all day): April 9 & 16, 2016

Wednesday (6 pm – 9 pm)(Percussion Ensemble): April 20, 2016



We will schedule on a first-come, first-served basis, and will do our best to accommodate your date preferences you list in the application. 
All levels of school-age children are welcome! 
Marching Band musicians are welcome to apply for an audition now, and then join after marching band season ends

Our 2015 Tour to Spain & Portugal!


Our Philharmonic Orchestra went to  Spain and Portugal in June!




madrid-city-breaksWe performed in Madrid






The Palau de la Musica in Valencia






Granada FestivalThe International Music Festival in Granada






Portugal15Puerto Santa Maria and Lisbon!





Five concert performances spanning a magnificent two-week tour in June and July!


The 2015 Young Artist, Concerto & Solo Competitions

We are delighted to announce the winners of all three of our Orchestras’ Competitions, held in April, 2015, at the Los Gatos United Methodist Church. Please go to this page for all the details!