What is ESYO?

Eugene Springfield Youth Orchestra’s mission is to provide opportunities for youth to experience, appreciate, and perform orchestral music.

We do this by offering the highest-quality instruction progressing from beginning classes to advanced orchestras, offering need-based program and private lesson scholarships, and collaborating with area schools and arts organizations. Our sequential program includes five levels of orchestral training and ensembles designed for students from grades four through the age of twenty-one.

For grade-schoolers, ESYO has worked in partnership with area schools to maintain crucial first year classes called String Academies. Students may then continue through String Academy 2, for strings only, and three auditioned ensembles: Little Symphony (strings only), Junior Orchestra and our premier Eugene-Springfield Youth Symphony (both full symphonic orchestras). Other ESYO programs include summer camps, such as Chamber Strings and Jazz Band.