San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestras
The Mission of the San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestras (SJSYO) is to provide an inspiring orchestral experience for the youth of Durango, Bayfield, Farmington, Pagosa Springs, Cortez and surrounding areas, while further enriching the arts communities of the Four Corners.
SJSYO is the only youth symphony organization in the Four Corners area, and its members receive an exceptional educational experience under the guidance of the region's finest musical performers and educators. SJSYO maintains a strong connection with the area's school music programs, Fort Lewis College, and cultural institutions such as 3rd Ave. Arts and Music in the Mountains. SJSYO is open to all Four Corners area elementary school, middle school, high school, home-school, and Fort Lewis College students on an audition basis.
San Juan Symphony Youth Philharmonic
San Juan Symphony Junior Orchestra
Requirement for San Juan Symphony Junior Orchestra: The student must have played a bowed string instrument for at least one year, either in a school string program or in private lessons. The minimum grade level for participation in the SJS Junior Orchestra is third grade. However, exceptions may be made. Please contact the director for more information on any exceptions.
Auditions are required for initial entrance into any youth ensemble and for transferring into the next ensemble.
NOTE AUDITIONS CHANGE: All auditions will be on Tuesday, Sept. 2nd in Jones Hall, the Fort Lewis College music building. Check-in will be in the front lounge area.
The student must play a prepared piece. This may be music learned through private lessons or in a school orchestra.
$150 per year for participation in any ensemble