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

The Youth Orchestra has just returned from its fabulous 2015 tour of the music capitals of Europe! Please follow the orchestra's tour blog as more photos and stories are added.


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Jason Pyszkowski
Associate Director - Youth Orchestra Program
(415) 503-5350

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