SDYS has twelve different ensembles that range from foundation to pre-professional level orchestras and wind ensembles

Ovation Program

Our most advanced musicians with comprehensive, intensive, pre-professional musical training. This flagship program provides the finest training at the highest levels attainable in a youth orchestra program.

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Showcase Program

Encourages our intermediate-level students to participate in both an orchestra and a wind ensemble and exposes them to diverse musical literature.

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Inspiration Program

Offers quality foundational ensembles that develop technical, collaborative, and musical skills as they progress on their instruments.

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Debut Classes

Our entry-level instruction focusing on beginning ensemble techniques for students who have played for 1-2 years and are preparing to participate in a full ensemble.

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