Welcome to Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras (ESYO)

OUR MISSION is to provide opportunities for youth
to experience, appreciate, and perform orchestral music.

Founded in 1934, the Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras (ESYO) is one of the oldest non-profit organizations in the area. We offer high quality instruction from beginning classes through advanced orchestras. Our need-based scholarships help with program fees and/or private lessons to any family that needs them. Collaborating with area schools and arts organizations, ESYO continues to enrich and encourage young musicians while helping to grow the culture of music education in our community. ESYO is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and to providing a welcoming, safe community for young musicians of all backgrounds, cultures, identities, and abilities.

2021-22 SEASON UPDATE –  Rehearsing Together In Person Again!
We are looking forward to another wonderful year of music-making for our 88th Season! We have a fantastic group of 145 fine youth musicians for in our four orchestras – Youth Symphony, Junior Orchestra, Little Symphony and String Academy 2. We are thrilled to bring the orchestra musicians together again – with safety protocols in place and new rehearsal spaces. We look forward to live performances starting in December!  

 ** ONLINE STRING ACADEMY is BACK for 2021-22! Registrations are available to start your child on a wonderful musical journey. Go to the SA1 program page HERE to find out more! **

We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation in Lane County closely and may need to go online if recommended. Safety remains our top priority, and we will continue to follow the state and local guidelines as they are updated. ESYO 2021-22 Policies and Procedures document can be found HERE.

Although auditions are over, If you are still interested in joining our orchestras, please send an email to: office@esyorchestras.org

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