YOSA and the San Antonio Symphony share a commitment to changing kids’ lives through music. Both organizations work in close partnership, including these programs and activities:

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  • YOSA and the San Antonio Symphony perform a side-by-side concert each year.

  • San Antonio Symphony Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing and Assistant Conductor Noam Aviel have guest conducted the YOSA Philharmonic in rehearsal and in concert. YOSA Music Director Troy Peters has guest conducted the San Antonio Symphony.

  • The winner of the annual YOSA Concerto Competition appears as a guest soloist with the San Antonio Symphony.

  • YOSA families receive discounted tickets for San Antonio Symphony concerts.

  • YOSA Symphony and Concertino Strings conductor, Kenneth Freudigman, is the principal cellist at the San Antonio Symphony.

  • YOSA regularly employs dozens of San Antonio Symphony musicians as teachers, sectional coaches, and audition judges for our orchestras. San Antonio Symphony musicians also serve on the faculty for YOSA Summer Symphony Camp.

  • 51% of YOSA musicians study privately with San Antonio Symphony musicians.

Two San Antonio Symphony musicians are YOSA alumni:

Jennifer Berg - Oboe/English horn
Stephanie Key - Assistant Principal Clarinet/E-flat Clarinet