Thursday, June 25
In This Issue...

  • June 13 Celebration Rebroadcast Link
  • Post Audition Information
  • August Auditions for NEW Students
  • Kudos, Ms. Reiner!
  • This Week in Music History
  • SDYS Youth Leadership Student Council
June 13 Virtual Celebration Rebroadcast

Please click here to see the celebration and enjoy all of our students' musical achievements for the 19-20 season!
Post Audition Information

Now that you have finished your 2020-2021 audition, here is what to expect next:

On Thursday, July 2, ensemble placements and tuition assistance notifications will go out via email. Please do not contact the office regarding your placement before you receive the email. Details about SDYS' reopening plan and necessary safety precautions for the 2020-2021 season will be included with placement information.

If you have not applied for tuition assistance and would like to, please apply here or email Cecilia at

For other important dates and information please click here.

We look forward to another great season of making music! Questions? Email
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:

Ms. Reiner's Poway Symphonette, Bernardo Heights Middle School, and Twin Peaks Middle School, have just received finalist status in The American Prize divisions for conducting and high school performance. Kudos, Ms. Reiner and students!
Share your exciting news about substantial musical achievements. We'll post them in the Weekly Update to inspire others!

Please submit your recent music-related accomplishments by email to Anna Sharp, Conservatory Program Assistant, at
This Week in Music History
  • Circle Map by Kaija Saariaho premiered in Gashouder, Amsterdam on June 22, 2012.
  • On June 25, 1910, Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird preimiered in Paris, France.
  • Symphony No. 9 by Gustav Mahler premiered on June 26, 1912. Exactly fourteen year later in 1926, Sinfonietta by Leoš Janáček premiered.
SDYS Youth Leadership Council

The SDYS Youth Leadership Council is a youth-led group of SDYS musicians who want to get more involved, connect with other SDYS musicians, and contribute positively to the future of SDYS.

Participants must have parent/guardian permission to join.

Students will be joining a group, monitored by SDYS staff at all times. Invitations will be sent directly to student's email following submission of this form:

Please see to review the online safety measures we are following for this group and all other online interactions.

Thank you for your interest in this new SDYS youth-led initiative!

Lauren Rausch, Conservatory Program Manager
Kaitlyn Korogy, Community Program Manager
Ellie Lee, SDYS Youth Leader
Noor Alramadan, SDYS Youth Leader

The SDYS office is closed. Staff are available via email and are working to provide opportunities for students to learn remotely. We are continuing to evaluate this fluid situation and will contact you regarding program updates. Please visit for any new information.

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Anna Sharp
Conservatory Program Assistant
Financial Support Provided by the City of San Diego.
This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency.
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