Junior Orchestra

Welcome to ESYO! Junior Orchestra (JO) is the perfect training ground for development of advanced skills and ensemble experience. Students often remain in JO for more than one year as they enjoy challenging music, and prepare to move up to Youth Symphony.

Thanks to the dedication and musicianship of the orchestra musicians and their conductor, the first live concerts in two years were a tremendous success!

** Congratulations on your final Spring Concert! Concert Video Now Available Below! **

Christopher Noel is glad to welcome you as part of this fine orchestra. A violinist and ESYO alumni, 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 violinist and conductor, he brings a special understanding of the value of youth music education. He has designed a program of rehearsals and performances that will challenge students and showcase their accomplishments.

JO rehearsals are held Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. The location for the 2022-23 season will be posted as soon as it is confirmed. Be sure to check the google calendar below for rehearsal and concert updates.

All absences and tardies must be reported by a parent or guardian by emailing your registrar at joregistrar@esyorchestras.org. Please do not call the office or the message may not get through to the registrar. Students are expected to arrive 10-15 minutes early so they are ready to begin at 6:30 sharp. One week notice is required for absences. 

The tuition for Junior Orchestra is $475 for the full season, Sept-May. The registration form will include several payment plan options. Scholarships for program fees, private lessons and/or instrument rentals are available to any family that qualifies for the federal free & reduced meal program. Application included in the registration. For more information, please call 541-484-0473 or write to office@esyorchestras.org.

We continue to monitor 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 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!