Thursday, July 3
In This Issue...
  • Office Closure
  • Placements
  • COVID-19 Update
  • August Auditions for NEW Students
  • This Week in Music History
  • SDYS Youth Leadership Student Council
Office Closure
July 3 - July 6, 2020

SDYS offices will be closed from Friday, July 3 through Monday, July 6 in observation of the federal holiday. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, July 7.

Ensemble placements, tuition assistance notifications, reopening plans, and necessary safety precautions for the 2020-2021 season goes out via email TONIGHT, Thursday, July 2.

If you do not receive your placement email by the end of the day, please log onto and check your spam folder. If you decide not to accept the offer of placement, please email the conservatory team at Placement decisions are final and cannot be changed.

For other important dates and information please click here.

Questions? Email
COVID-19 Update

The SDYS office in Balboa Park's Casa del Prado will re-open to receive cash or check tuition payments. The office will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting July 8, from 12pm to 4pm, during the entire month of July. The SDYS office will remain closed on all other days of the week and staff will continue to work from home.

Masks are required to make a payment in person at the SDYS office. Please follow appropriate signage when you arrive.

We are continuing to evaluate this fluid situation and will contact you regarding program updates. Please visit for any new information.

August Auditions for NEW Students

Even though registration for the 2020-2021 season has closed for all returning students, registration is still open for students who are NEW to SDYS, now through July 23.

The link for new student registration:
This Week in Music History
  • Arabella by Richard Strauss premiered on July 1, 1933.
  • On July 2, 1900 Finlandia by Jean Sibelius premiered in Helsinki, Finland.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams' English Folk Song Suite premiered on July 4, 1923.
Educational Resources

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