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Join us! We would love to have you in our youth ensembles. We believe auditioning is an important skill for every musician to develop. Our auditions are friendly and non-threatening and are designed to place you in a level that will encourage your musical growth while you have fun learning music with your peers. Please consult with your teacher about about the ensemble level that might be best for you. 

Fall auditions for the 2021-2022 season will be conducted online, as individually recorded videos. For more information, and to sign up for 2021-2022 Fall Auditions for all ensembles, click here:


For questions about auditions, Debut Youth Orchestra (Level 1), Aspirante Youth Orchestra (Level 2), the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra (Level 3), the SRSYO Concertmaster position, or the Young People's Chamber Orchestra, please contact Youth Ensembles Manager Elena Sloman.

For questions about String Orchestra Workshop, please contact program manager Grant Bramham
If you would like to register for String Orchestra Workshop, click on the button below:



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)      $275  
String Orchestra Workshop Full Year
Debut Youth Orchestra
Aspirante Youth Orchestra $525  
Santa Rosa Symphony 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 a credit card or by mail with a check. You may also pay online; instructions for online payment will be sent with your invoice. You may also pay in person by appointment at our downtown Santa Rosa administrative offices with a credit card, check or cash. Only checks are accepted at rehearsal sites. 

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 - coming soon). 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

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

Patron Services | Box Office:
Phone: (707) 546-8742


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