LATEST INFORMATION and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)




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


Updated: May 4, 2020

Please alert SYS immediately if you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19. Report via online absence form or by calling our urgent hotline at (916) 399-3555.



All scheduled SYS rehearsals (Vivace, Classic, Academic, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Premier, and Overture Strings) are suspended for the rest of the season.   Please check your email for enrichment activities, online lectures, and opportunities.  We are working hard to develop materials for your musician. We will also post information via the Friday Update Newsletter. However, your child should still practice their music at home. 

Academic Schools Tour Outreach Concerts

Academic Schools Tour: Is the March 20th tour scheduled? Answer: No, it has been canceled.



  1. Academy of Music: Are the May 3 concerts scheduled? Answer: No. It has been canceled.

  2. Premier Orchestra: Is the April 26 Farewell Concert scheduled? Answer: No. It has been canceled.

Retirement Roast for Maestro Michael Neumann

  1. Is the May 23 Retirement Roast scheduled? Answer: No. It has been postponed.

Summer Chamber Music Workshop

  1. Is the Summer Chamber Music Workshop scheduled? Answer: No. It has been canceled. Refunds will be made by April 20th.


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.

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 ( These guidelines include the following statements:

  • Follow the Stay-at-Home directive issued by the County.  Only go out when necessary for essential chores such as groceries, banking or health appointments.

  • Stay home if you have a fever or are feeling sick.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when sneezing or coughing.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

  • Get your flu shot. The flu vaccine won’t protect against COVID-19, but it is highly recommended to help keep you healthy.

  • The CDC (Center for Disease Control) does not recommend the use of face masks among healthy individuals, however, it is important that anyone wearing a mask is treated with respect and not fear. N95 respirator masks are not designed for and should not be worn by children.

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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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