Youth Orchestra

The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra is a pre-professional orchestral training program serving talented young instrumentalists ages 12-21 from across the greater Bay Area. There’s no tuition. Participants are selected through competitive auditions. Acclaimed for its outstanding artistry at home and abroad, the YO presents concerts at Davies Symphony Hall at reduced prices, free Open Rehearsals for San Francisco senior centers, and tours internationally.  Learn more

How to Audition

Hear them Perform

Don’t miss these amazingly gifted young musicians in concert at Davies Symphony Hall. 

2015 European Tour

In 2015, the Youth Orchestra engaged in its tenth international tour garnering rave reviews and critical acclaim for its artistry. Enjoy exploring the orchestra's two most recent tour blogs containing photos and stories from our travels!


Please include your name along with the name and instrument of the young musician for which you are inquiring in all email and phone messages.  We cannot provide accurate and prompt replies without this information.

Jason Pyszkowski
Associate Director - Youth Orchestra Program

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