San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony


Welcome to the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony

This year marks the Anniversary of the 50th Anniversary of the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony.  Founded in 1965 by Dr. Wachtang "Botso" Korisheli and staffed by conductors and coaches with extensive experience, the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony provides an excellent environment for young musicians to develop their skills through symphonic and chamber music training. The Youth Symphony is part of the San Luis Obispo Symphony's extensive Music Education program and it is the only opportunity between Santa Barbara and Monterey for school-age musicians to receive full orchestral training.

Follow the links above and below to find out more about this great organization. Make a donation, buy tickets to a concert or discover links to entertaining and educational on-line activities!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Christopher Cohan Center
1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo

And what a celebration it will be! 

It has been 50 years since the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony was founded by Dr. "Botso" Korishieli with the first concerts taking place in the Morro Bay home he built.  Since then, the orchestra has grown to include five ensembles offering different levels of playing for over 170 young students.  It offers the only such orchestral experience in our county and provides a place where young musicians can spend time with others, and...Read more

Concert Sponsors: 
Susan Minker, MD
Stephen & Misha Freyaldenhoven
George & Catherine Petty


Volunteer Requirements

All Youth Symphony families will be required to volunteer a total of three hours each season. Opportunities will be provided by the Youth Symphony Manager and the Parent Committee Chair.  Families may also choose to pay a $100 by out instead of volunteering, or donate up to $100 in snacks for rehearsals or concerts.


Registration & Requirements

2014-2015 Auditions

Click here to complete and submit the audition registration form. You will receive your assigned audition time and further information by e-mail.
If you have any questions, please call (805)543-3533 ext. 11 or e-mail