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We are currently accepting applications for mid-season auditions for all levels, all ensembles. We are particularly seeking violas, basses, french horns, trombones, and tubas at all levels, as well as bassoons at Level 1 (Debut Youth Orche and oboes at Level 2. To schedule an audition please contact Youth Ensembles Manager Matt Payne: (707) 546-7097 x 216 Matt Payne

Additionally, opportunities exist for string players interested in switching to viola or bass, as well as wind players interested in switching to bassoon. Instruments may be provided. Please contact Youth Ensembles Manager Matt Payne: (707) 546-7097 x 216 Matt Payne

For questions about auditions (including SRSYO concertmaster auditions), Debut Youth Orchestra (Level 1), Aspirante Youth Orchestra (Level 2) or the Young People's Chamber Orchestra, please contact Youth Ensembles Manager Matt Payne: (707) 546-7097 x 216 Matt Payne

For questions about the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra (Level 3) or the SRSYO Concertmaster position, please contact SRSYO Manager Jane Shelly (707) 546-7097 x 225 Jane Shelly

To sign up for the 2020 Fall Auditions for all ensembles (NOT for mid-season auditions), click here:  AUDITION INFO



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. You may also pay in person during regular business hours at our downtown Santa Rosa administrative offices with 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 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

Santa Rosa Symphony
Administrative Office:
Hours: M-F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
50 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Administration: (707) 546-7097

Patron Services Hours: 
M-F - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
W – 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed Saturdays & Sundays
Patron Services: (707) 546-8742


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