San Jose Youth Symphony

San Jose Youth Symphony

Owner: SJYS Admin

Non-Profit members: 3

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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.



Brief History


SJYS was founded six decades ago in 1951 as part of the former San Jose Symphony and operated under the San Jose Symphony’s management until 2001, when the San Jose Symphony ceased operation. To preserve and continue the unique ability of SJYS to provide the musical education needs of children in San Jose and neighboring communities, the parents of SJYS member musicians mobilized to form a Board of Directors and incorporate SJYS as an independent, non-profit organization. Not-for-profit 501(c)(3) status was granted in 2002.



SJYS Today


Although SJYS is now an independent, music education organization, it maintains its historical structure of various instrumental ensembles and orchestras, consisting of:

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San Jose Youth Symphony at Sevathon-2018

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