Founded in 1956 as a 55- member youth orchestra, the Sacramento Youth Symphony (SYS), under the artistic direction of Michael Neumann, now has a membership of more than 400 talented young musicians from all over the Sacramento Valley region. SYS offers beginning through advanced orchestral ensembles and presents more than 20 concerts per year under the baton of some of the best music educators and conductors in the region.
Our mission: Educating and advancing the musical skills of youth within our community in ways that engage, challenge, and inspire.
Our programs are designed specifically to bridge music and academic subjects, orchestra ethics, and appropriate social behavior. In doing so, students gain self-esteem, self-expression, discipline, and a sense of teamwork.
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