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Applications are now OPEN for Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensembles Mid-Season Auditions. Young musicians who join our ensembles mid-season receive all the same benefits of membership and pay half tuition, but should expect to be seated at the back of their section. AUDITION INFO

If you would like to be notified of our future auditions, please fill out the audition form and indicate your intended starting season under Desired Orchestra(s). Click here:  AUDITION INFO

For questions about auditions (including SRSYO concertmaster auditions), Preparatory Orchestra (Level 1), Repertory Orchestra (Level 2) or the Young People's Chamber Orchestra, please contact Youth Ensembles Manager Matt Payne: (707) 546-7097x216 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) 546-7097x225 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.
Fees include tuition and a nonrefundable $25 fee for materials. The following are annual tuition rates:

Ensemble Annual Tuition      Materials Fee
String Orchestra Workshop Session I (12 weeks) $175 $25
String Orchestra Workshop Session II (16 weeks)      $250 $25
Preparatory Orchestra $400 $25
Repertory Orchestra $425 $25
Youth Orchestra $600 $25
Young People's Chamber Orchestra $325 $25

The total tuition amount, plus the materials fee ($25) is due no later than the second rehearsal. Musicians who have not completed payment of tuition by the end of the second rehearsal may be dismissed from the ensemble.

A 10% tuition discount may apply for families with more than one musician participating in a SRSYE, and for families with one musician participating in several ensembles. Please bring this to our attention to determine if you qualify.

Any student who withdraws from one of the ensembles, and who notifies the Education Department by the Wednesday after the second rehearsal, will receive a refund of the tuition paid, less the $25 materials fee and a $25 processing fee. There will be no tuition refunds or credits issued after this date.

If a musician joins one of the ensembles mid-season tuition will be half of the amount listed above.

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.


Contact Us

Santa Rosa Symphony
Administrative Office:
50 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Administration: 707.546.7097

Patron Services Hours: 
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W – 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Patron Services: 707.546.8742