Welcome to Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras (ESYO)

Founded in 1934, the Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras (ESYO) is one of the oldest non-profit organizations in the area. Our mission is to provide opportunities for youth to experience, appreciate, and perform orchestral music. 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: Many thanks to the 120 youth musicians who auditioned for our 88th season! We are looking forward to another wonderful year of music-making starting in late September. We are planning to return to in-person rehearsals and live performances. However, school buildings are currently unavailable to us. We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation in Lane County closely and considering other possibilities for rehearsing. Safety remains our top priority, and we will continue to follow the recommended state and local guidelines as they are updated. ESYO 2021-22 Policies and Procedures document can be found HERE.

Fall auditions are now closed. If you are still interested in joining our orchestras, please sends an email to: office@esyorchestras.org