Sacramento Youth Symphony – Vocalists get 1/2 off this week only!

THIS WEEK ONLY, Vocalists will pay only $12.50! Details can be found on their website or jump directly to registration here:

If you thought Symphony of 1000 was impressive…look what they have planned!

(from the website)

After the rousing success of 2014’s Symphony of 1000, we return for an event even bigger and more inspiring: the Symphony of 2000.  This year’s event will feature 1000 musicians performing with the addition of 1000 voices, creating a symphonic and choral event not to be missed.  The Symphony of 2000 strives to bring together musicians of all ages and skill levels together to collaborate as a community and as inspiration to the surrounding community.

 The Symphony of 2000 will take place on November 20, 2016 at Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium. Instrumentalists and vocalists will come together on event day for an afternoon of rehearsal followed by a 4 pm public concert.

 This event is open to interested instrumentalists or vocalists of any age or skill level.  Participating instruments are: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, french horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium/tuba, and percussion.

Please join us by filling out the registration form HERE.  There is a $25 participation fee.  All musicians will receive a Symphony of 2000 t-shirt to wear at the event. Note: Instrumentalist must bring their own music stand.

 After you have registered for the event you can download your sheet music for practice in Step 2.  The sheet music varies in level of difficulty.  Based on your skill level you will choose the pieces that you are comfortable playing. Instrumentalists should sit-out any pieces that are too difficult.

 The program for Symphony of 2000 is as follows:

Orchestra & Choir

The Star Spangled Banner

The Ashgrove Fantasy

Shaker Melody (traditional; AKA: Simple Gifts)

Orchestra Alone

Great Gate of Kiev – Moussorgsky

Torreadors – Bizet

Orchestra & Choir

America (traditional)

Lacrymosa from Mozart Requiem

Amazing Grace

Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel – Humperdink (in English)

Danny Boy (traditional)

Orchestra Alone

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Arr. Merle J. Isaac) – Mozart

Stars and Stripes – Sousa

Trimphal March from Aida – Verdi

Orchestra & Choir

Hallelujah Chorus: Messiah – Handel

Ode to Joy -Beethoven (in German)\


Sac State School of Music



Sunday, October 9, 2016

Capistrano Hall

RSVP & Agenda at

Prospective Spring/ Fall 2017 and Fall 2018 Freshmen, Transfer and Graduate Students and their families are invited to attend.

Deadline to RSVP is Friday, September 30, 2016

Many of you students have auditioned for us, been guests at our events or are current music majors here. Thank you for your commitment to excellence in singing! Your dedication and support of these talented musicians guarantees a future for music in our schools, concert halls and performing arts venues throughout the United States.

We would like to invite students and parents to our annual Open House Brunch on Sunday, October 9 at 10:00 a.m. in Capistrano Hall where you will hear informative presentations on what it means to pursue a college degree in music, how to apply, how to secure financial aid, and what the future holds in a music career. Current students will perform in a brief concert, and faculty will be on hand to  answer any questions students or parents might have.

It is our great pleasure to host this event as we Redefine the Possible for 21st Century musicians. You can RSVP at this link, or follow this linkkkkk

If interested students are unable to attend, I am glad to arrange a “Shadow Day” visit for them to our campus, and to respond to email questions as well. They can also contact our Admissions Counselor, Mark Allen, at