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The San Luis Obispo County Youth Symphony is an integral part of the music education programs of the San Luis Obispo Symphony.  The Youth Symphony and all Music Education activities are supported primarily through generous community donations and grants.  Tuition paid by musicians covers less than half of Youth Symphony operating expenses each year.  Outside contributions are vital to our success, and the success of future orchestras. Please click "GIVE" to donate on-line.  

So many of our Youth Symphony alumni have reached great heights. Former California Senator Samuel Blakeslee played the bassoon in the Youth Symphony.  Jerry Folsom, past co-principal French Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Bob Bennett, trumpeter with the Woody Herman, Brian Setzer and Artie Shaw Orchestras also participated in the Youth Symphony program.  Among our most famous alumni is renowned conductor, Kent Nagano. Maestro Nagano has conducted the world’s finest orchestras including the Vienna, Berlin and New York Philharmonics, Chicago Symphony, Dresden Staatskapelle and Leipzig Gewandhaus. 

If you have any questions about giving to the Youth Symphony, please call (805) 543.3533. 

A cash gift can provide you with substantial tax benefits.  Non-cash gifts can be made through a charitable gift in a will or living trust.  Many people set aside a certain dollar amount or leave a percentage of their estate or any assets remaining after they have provided for their family.  Mutual funds, real estate, stocks, and life insurance are just some of the ways in which you can make your assets work for children and music.  Contact a professional advisor for help in making sure you receive the maximum tax and legal advantages allowed for your gift. 

Or send your tax-deductible contribution to:

San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony
P.O. Box 658
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406