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Sundays with SMYO

Tuition-Free Programming

SMYO programming is tuition-free for all participants. 

No Student Turned Away

SMYO is open to any young person (ages 6-18) who can commit to attending weekly rehearsals and participating in seasonal concerts. We hold Placement Interviews in the beginning of each semester to place students in the ensemble that will best serve them. 


UPDATE: All rehearsals are held virtually until further notice!

Weekly rehearsals (beginning Aug. 30th, 2020) are held every Sunday on Zoom from 10am-12:30pm and include:


SMYO rehearsals are supplemented by a wide range of educational activities including:

Educational Activities

  • Music history workshops for students
  • Music appreciation classes for parents 
  • Virtual field trips 
  • Guest artists and conductors

Instrument Lending Program

All SMYO participants are eligible to request an instrument from SMYO’s instrument lending program. Instruments are distributed based on availability and need.  

Public Performances

SMYO gives several public concerts each year, including:

  • fall, winter and spring concerts
  • concerts in collaboration with other arts organizations

Santa Monica Youth Orchestra (310)985-3439