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All Fall auditions for the 2020-2021 season will be conducted online, as individually recorded videos. For more information, and to sign up for 2020-2021 Fall Auditions for all ensembles, click here:  AUDITION INFO

Late Auditions: Auditions requested on or after the first day of auditions may still be considered for admission into the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensembles on a case-by-case basis. An audition with a relevant conductor will be scheduled. Late entry affects seating, and is disqualifying for the concertmaster seat and most principal seats. For late or mid-season auditions, please contact Auditions Manager Matt Payne

For questions about auditions or signing up after the Audition deadline, Debut Youth Orchestra (Level 1), Aspirante Youth Orchestra (Level 2) or the Young People's Chamber Orchestra, please contact Youth Ensembles Manager Matt Payne

For questions about the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra (Level 3) or the SRSYO Concertmaster position, please contact SRSYO Manager Jane Shelly



As with the great majority of youth orchestras across the country, the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensembles (SRSYE) depend upon grants, community support, and tuition fees. SRSYE tuition rates are lower than the national average, and are significantly lower than comparable Northern California Youth Orchestras.
Tuition includes a nonrefundable $50 administrative fee. The following are annual tuition rates:

Ensemble Annual Tuition       
String Orchestra Workshop Session I (12 weeks) $175  
String Orchestra Workshop Session II (16 weeks)      $300  
Debut Youth Orchestra $475  
Aspirante Youth Orchestra $525  
Youth Orchestra $650  
Young People's Chamber Orchestra $375  

All tuition is due at or before the first rehearsal. You may pay by phone with credit card or by mail with a check.

If you choose to discontinue participation and notify the Education Department by the second rehearsal, you may receive a refund of the tuition less the $50 administrative fee. There will be no tuition refunds after the second rehearsal.

A 10% discount is available for families with multiple current SRSYE members.


Financial Aid

A limited number of financial aid awards are available each season to help members cover tuition fees. Student eligibility is based upon family income and expenses, using criteria created by the State of California Department of Education. You may obtain a financial aid application by requesting one from the SRS Education Department or by printing the forms HERE (in Spanish HERE). Please note that financial aid recipients are not eligible for other tuition discounts.

Deadlines for financial aid vary and are listed on the application. Applications received prior to the deadline are given preference over those received following the deadline.


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Contact Us

ATTENTION: Symphony offices are currently closed due to COVID-19. Symphony staff, working from home, continue to monitor voicemails, email and mail.

Administrative Office:
50 Santa Rosa Ave, Suite 410
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone:  (707) 546-7097

Patron Services:
Phone: (707) 546-8742


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