Training Young Musicians The Santa Rosa Symphony has been training young musicians for 60 years and now comprises five award-winning youth orchestras and Summer Music Academy. “During my time in the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra, I learned how to more clearly, deeply, vividly express myself and listen to others; how to communicate eloquently, passionately, collaborative- ly, sensitively … I could go on and on!” — Daniel Stewart, SRS Youth Orchestra alumnus and Santa Cruz Symphony Music Director “Music has always allowed for growth, recovery and strength to pursue my passion.” — Nathan Garcia-Diaz, SRS Youth Orchestra member and recipient of the Stults Family Instrument Scholarship “My two boys come home as if I filled their happiness buckets!” — Parent of Summer Music Academy students Youth Orchestra members 4 Summer Music Academy students