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About YOSA

YOSA invests in the future of music and the next generation of leaders. We provide transformative music experiences to more than 2,500 young musicians ages 8-20 through YOSA Orchestras, YOSA Summer Symphony Camp, and YOSA School Partnerships. These programs provide instruction from San Antonio’s most respected professional musicians, perform in the world’s great concert halls, and gain skills necessary for a successful future.


YOSA Impact At A Glance



students served by YOSA in the 2018/19 season



of YOSA musicians attend Title 1 Schools



given in tuition assistance in the 2018/19 Season



of YOSA seniors graduate high school and move on to higher education or military service

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Musician Spotlight

Emily Averyt graduated in May 2019 after being a YOSA Musician since 2012. She will attend Trinity University in the fall to pursue studies in pre-med and Violin Performance.

“…It wasn’t until I joined YOSA that I began to understand the magic of music. There are many highlights from my time in YOSA including the international tours, performing with local bands in the Classic Albums Live Series, with San Antonio Symphony in the YOSA Side-by-Sides, learning amazing repertoire, accompanying world-class musicians, and soloing with the San Antonio Symphony as the 2016/17 YOSA Concerto Competition winner. What I’ve enjoyed most about YOSA is the weekly journey of discovering the exciting intricacies of instrumental ensemble work with a group of students who share my love of music.”

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