Inspiring the lives of Salinas youth, one note at a time!


Our mission is to transform the lives of our youth and our communities through the inspiration, discipline and performance of classical and orchestral music.


El Sistema USA/Salinas, Inc., dba The Youth Orchestra of Salinas (YOSAL), is a non-profit organization committed to transforming the lives of our youth and communities through the inspiration, discipline, and performance of classical and orchestral music. Founded in the Summer of 2010, YOSAL is an El Sistema-inspired orchestral and choral education program.

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Our ONLINE CLASSES begins Monday, March 30, 2020! Please look below for more info.

Enrollment & Registration is open to new students, grades 4-6, for the new year 2020. Available spots will be filled based off school and grade. Enrollment for students in grades 7 and above are by audition only.

General program schedule: Monday-Friday, 3:00-5:30 p.m.

If you are interested in enrolling your child, please contact us at 831-756-5335 or

English Registration Packet
Spanish Registration Packet

Spring 2020 Bus Route


YOSAL on Shelter in Place (Until further notice)

Start date: March 18, 2020

End date: June 8, 2020

Pre-Orchestra Google Classroom Tutorial

Start date: April 9, 2020

End date: May 31, 2020

Visit Us

NEW Location: 1122 East Alisal St, Salinas, CA 93905

Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Phone: (831) 756-5335