LATEST INFORMATION and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)




Urgent Matters: Robert Vann, SYS General Manager (916) 399-3555


Updated: June 22, 2020

Retirement Roast for Maestro Michael Neumann

  1. Has the Retirement Roast been re-scheduled? Answer: It has been postponed. We hope to hold the event in August or September.  Please check back.

Summer Chamber Music Workshop

  1. Is the Summer Chamber Music Workshop scheduled? Answer: No. It has been canceled


Open Auditions 

 1. Are Open Auditions scheduled? Answer: Yes. However, we have moved the auditions to an online format in which students will submit video auditions. Late auditions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Please call our office.

2. When will the results be posted for Open Auditions?  The results will be announced by the end of June.

2020-2021 Season

1. Will there be a 2020-2021 season of SYS?  Answer: Yes. At this time, we believe that we will be able to have our season.  It should begin on September 1st.  As we are constantly receiving new information in regards to COVID-19, we may need to make significant modifications to our program in order to serve our musicians while keeping the safety of our members, families, and community as our top priority.  Decisions will be announced as we approach the start of the season.

Personal Interaction

With respect to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the Sacramento Youth Symphony (SYS) is following the guidelines set forth by the Sacramento County Department of Health Services ( and information from the CDC.  We are putting in place appropriate social distancing protocols and other safety recommendations for our type of organization.

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Sacramento Youth Symphony

3443 Ramona Avenue, Suite 22

Sacramento, CA 95826-3833

Tel: 916-731-5777



Tax ID: 68-0233148

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