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 Fall semester begins Monday, August 19!

Enrollment & Registration is open to new students, grades 1-6, for the new year, 2019-2020. 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, 3:00-5:45 p.m.

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

English Registration Packet
Spanish Registration Packet

Fall 2019 Bus Route


Winter Concert 2019 (Free Admission!)

Date: December 7, 2019

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: 406 2nd St, San Juan Bautista, CA

Cookies & Carols (Pre-Orchestra) – Open to public!

Date: December 13, 2019

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Kinship Center (124 River Rd, Salinas, CA 93908)

Last Day of YOSAL classes of Fall!

Date: December 13, 2019

Location: YOSAL (1122 E Alisal, Salinas CA)

Last Day of YOSAL classes of Fall!

Winter Break (YOSAL CLOSED)

Start date: December 16, 2019

End date: January 3, 2020

Location: YOSAL Facility (1122 E Alisal St, Salinas, CA 93905)

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

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

Phone: (831) 756-5335