Junior Orchestra

Welcome to our 88th Season! Registrations will be posted soon!

Christopher Noel is the conductor of Junior Orchestra – our second full symphony orchestra. He is an enthusiastic and passionate conductor and musician, dedicated to teaching and sharing his expertise and experience with his students. As an alumni of ESYO who became a professional musician and conductor, he brings a special understanding of the value of youth music education. Chris combines humor and cheer with challenging and interesting music, while enabling students to be their best. 

**Registration is now open for the 2021-22 Season** If you auditioned and were placed in Junior Orchestra, an email will be sent with the registration link and password. If you did not receive the email, please send a message to office@esyorchestras.org. Read below to find out more about the upcoming season.

In 2021-22, we will do everything we can to meet in person for rehearsals and live performances. We want to bring our youth musicians together again! However, the health and safety of our students, staff, volunteers, and their families comes first. Therefore, plans are subject to change based on the recommended state and local guidelines as they are updated.

No matter what season brings, ESYO will continue to provide unique and valuable musical experiences for our youth musicians. This includes dedicated teachers and conductors, professional sectional coaches, workshops, outreach opportunities and educational extras. 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. Students will join other youth musicians from throughout the area to learn, grow, lead and PLAY!

If you are new to the area, or were out of town for spring auditions, please click here to find out about fall auditions. For more information, please call 541-484-0473, or email office@esyorchestras.org.

2020-21 Junior Orchestra: CONGRATULATIONS on your Season Concerts!

Spring Finale Concert on YouTube!

2020 Winter Concert on YouTube!

MUSICAL CHAIR SPONSORSHIP: If you’d like to sponsor your musician please click HERE! The sponsor’s name will appear under the student’s name in the program, just like professional orchestras. It’s a great way for family members and friends to show their support!

Christopher Noel will be glad to welcome you as part of this fine orchestra. He has designed a program of rehearsals and performances that will challenge students and showcase their accomplishments. Students work with the conductor and/or professional coaches on music for the whole orchestra, as well as individual sectional pieces. They receive individualized and instrument-specific instruction, and learn how each part works together. There is also space for visiting artists, master classes, workshops audition training, and music history. Our goal is to create an orchestra community and give the youth musicians a rewarding season of music-making.

Junior Orchestra (JO) rehearsals are held Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The season includes 28 rehearsals, sectional coaching, education and outreach concerts, and two formal concerts in December and May. The program fee for JO is $430 for the year, with several payment options and scholarships available.

Reporting Absences: Your registrar is Janna Hudson – all absences and tardies must be reported by a parent or guardian  by calling or texting Janna at 541-501-7279. Students are expected to arrive at rehearsal 10-15 minutes early so they are ready to begin at 6:30 sharp. One week notice is required for absences. Be sure to check the google calendar below for rehearsal and concert updates!