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.

** It’s Concert Time! **

Join us as our youth orchestras present their winter concerts – LIVE!

  • Youth Symphony: Monday, Dec. 6th @ 7:30pm – Venue 252 (252 Lawrence St.)
  • Junior Orchestra: Tuesday, Dec. 7th @ 7:30pm – First Baptist Church (3550 Fox Meadow)
  • Little Symphony: Monday, Dec. 13th @ 7:00 pm – Central Lutheran Church (1857 Potter St.)


We count on ticket sales to help cover the cost of concert productions. There are many tiers available, including income-based. Thank you for your support!


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

We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation in Lane County closely and taking appropriate steps to keep our students, our patrons, and our staff as safe as possible. 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. 

 ** ONLINE STRING ACADEMY is back for 2021-22! **

ESYO E-NEWSLETTERS – Click on one of our past monthly newsletters and SUBSCRIBE to get the inside info about ESYO and upcoming events!

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