Thursday, May 14
In This Issue...
  • A Message from Mr. Edmons
  • Weekend Zoom Sessions
  • Graduating Seniors
  • SDYS Youth Leadership Student Council
  • This Week in Music History
A Message from Mr. Edmons

Dear SDYS Musicians and Families,

I hope that you are all doing well and comfortable at home.

We are all looking forward to wonderful Zoom meetings together this weekend with all of your SDYS conductors! We are so proud of all of our  SDYS Sponsored Lesson   musicians who will be performing their online Zoom recitals on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday May 17! Congratulations to all of you! I would also like to express my deepest appreciation to all of our  SDYS parents  for your inspirational support of SDYS during this time and to all of our  SDYS students  for sharing all of your inspirational talent with us and for your ongoing commitment to SDYS.  

We are so proud to share this special music education partnership together with all of you!

I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend!

With Very Best Wishes,

Mr Edmons
Weekend Zoom Sessions

All families will receive emails from their conductor about their upcoming weekend Zoom session.

Every Friday by 12:00pm, we will update the Conductor Sessions webpage with Zoom links and passwords. For your safety, the webpage is password protected . You can access the password on My SDYS Portal . If you have trouble logging in, please contact with a detailed description of the issue.
Graduating Seniors

If you are graduating from high school and SDYS this year, we would love to acknowledge your accomplishments and your future plans in our June 13 season's end virtual celebration.

We're proud of your accomplishments and excited to hear about the next phase of your life!

Please submit the following items on this form:

  • Your name 
  • Head shot with your college t-shirt!
  • Name of college or university you will be attending
  • Your major

Thank you, and congratulations! 
*NEW* 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
This Week in Music History


The SDYS office is closed, and all rehearsals in Balboa Park are suspended until further notice. 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.

Educational Resources

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