Saturday Conservatory of Music has ten ensembles. Our five orchestras, two string ensembles, two choirs, and jazz ensemble encompass different emphases and different skill levels to challenge each one of our students. Evaluations are conducted to place students in the proper ensemble.
8:30 String Orchestra
This orchestra is designated for musicians without any previous orchestra experience, with an emphasis on violin, viola, cello, and bass techniques.
8:30 Wind Orchestra
This orchestra is designated for musicians without any previous orchestra experience, with an emphasis on woodwind, brass, and percussion techniques.
This orchestra is designated for musicians with some previous orchestra experience or with higher musical skills. The literature performed is more challenging than music for the Beginning Orchestras and requires more musical background and skills.
This orchestra is designated for musicians with higher musical skills and significant orchestra experience. The literature performed is challenging and requires an advance level of proficiency.
Youth Symphony West (YSW)
Intermediate and Advanced String Ensembles
• It is mandatory for each student to have an instrument to practice on
• Each student must bring their instrument to class
• Attendance is mandatory
• Missed classes will result in being dropped from the class
• Practice is mandatory – 20 to 30 minutes per day per instrument is the minimum
• Unruly or destructive behavior will result in removal from the program without refund
Let's Make Music!
The Saturday Conservatory of Music (SCM) was established to provide affordable, quality music instruction to children in the greater Los Angeles area, targeting children from low income families and the school trained musician.