San Ramon Youth String Orchestra

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The San Ramon Youth String Orchestra, is an exclusive offering from the San Ramon Academy of Music. Led by esteemed instructors Isaac Levine and James Daly, this orchestra provides an exceptional opportunity for young string musicians in San Ramon to excel and prepare for higher levels of musicianship.

Our experienced instructors will nurture and inspire your child’s musical growth, guiding them towards unparalleled achievement. As a unique partnership between the San Ramon Academy of Music and the City of San Ramon, our orchestra enjoys exclusive access to professional rehearsal and concert spaces that no other East Bay orchestra has. Our exceptional venues, including the newly renovated Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center and Front Row Theatre, provide an unforgettable backdrop for your child’s musical journey. Performances extend beyond our regular class recitals, granting students the chance to showcase their talent at exciting City events, further enriching their performance experience and orchestra notoriety.

SRYSO is not a replacement for school orchestra—we highly recommend students continue participating in their school ensembles! Instead, SRYSO provides a unique way for students to level up their musicianship, reading, and technical abilities. We have an integral relationship with San Ramon Valley Unified School District and together we hope to continue to enhance the artistic and musical culture in San Ramon!

Be among the first to seize this exciting opportunity, as our inaugural classes begin in Fall 2023. Secure your child’s place now and embark on a remarkable musical adventure with us.

Register to Join The Orchestra

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to be part of San Ramon’s premier youth string orchestra! Secure your place early and embark on a transformative musical adventure with us!

REGISTER NOW! Audition Form

Please note that students must meet a requisite skill level to participate in SRYSO. As such, all students must meet the following criteria:

Student Requirements:

  • Ability to play any major scales in two octaves.
  • Solid knowledge of first position with a beginning understanding of third position.
  • Beginning vibrato is welcomed but not required.
  • Ability to use basic bow strokes.


  • 24-42 students:
    • 10-16 violin (2 sections)
    • 6-10 violas
    • 6-10 cellos
    • 2-6 double bass

Registration Procedure:

  • After registration through the City of San Ramon portal, you will be emailed a link to submit a short audition video online. This must be completed before the given registration deadline or we cannot accept your application.
  • There is a strict registration deadline to allow instructors to assign repertoire to students with 2 weeks before their first rehearsal.

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