Welcome to the SCYSO
Founded in 2001, the South Coast Youth Symphony Orchestra is recognized as a premier youth orchestra in Southern California. Founders Rocky and Sarah Lee envisioned an environment where the orchestra strives for musical excellence and the development of poise and confidence in each musician through the joy of music making. The SCYSO provides a distinguished orchestral experience designed to motivate and enhance musical talent and cultivate individual growth through the rehearsal and performance of renowned orchestral repertoire while offering unparalleled musical training and professional performance opportunities to musicians of all abilities.
About the SCYSO
The SCYSO is well respected and supported by local music teachers and public school directors. The orchestra further distinguishes itself by being the only ensemble with three separate rehearsal locations, enabling the SCYSO to attract and accommodate the most talented musicians in various southland communities. The SCYSO rehearses weekly in Mission Viejo, Cerritos and Ontario. The orchestra combines monthly for workshops.
The South Coast Youth Symphony Orchestra is proud to present Grand Concert performances featuring the orchestra in exclusive SCYSO performances at world renowned concert venues. In 2012, the orchestra performed to a full house at the Los Angeles Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall and in 2014, 2016 and 2018 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
The SCYSO has represented the United States on 8 international concert tours performing in Czech Republic & Austria in 2005, Italy in 2007, Spain in 2009, England, Ireland & Wales in 2011, France & Germany in 2013, Greece in 2015, Austria in 2017 and Germany & Czech Republic in 2019. One review from the South Wales Evening Post had this to say about the orchestra: “A captivating performance, thoroughly deserving the standing ovation they were given at the end.” The orchestras were received with great applause performing in the magnificent cities of Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Rome, Florence, Venice, Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Costa del Sol, Granada, Dublin, Cardiff, London, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Leipzig, Heidelberg, Halle, Athens, Larissa and Thessaloniki.
Making Music, Fulfilling a Passion