Little Symphony

LS gives strings players with 2-3 years experience a wonderful opportunity to play in an orchestra. This is an auditioned ensemble, and students ages generally range from 4th-8th grade. The music is varied, so that all have enough challenge, and the most success!

Congratulations to Little Symphony on their final concert with String Academy 2! 

Your conductor, Dale Bradley, 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. It all adds up to an exciting, educational, and rewarding season of music-making!

Little Symphony (LS) is an auditioned string ensemble consisting of violin, viola, cello, or string bass players with at least 2-3 years of instruction and some orchestra or ensemble experience. The LS season includes 28 rehearsals, sectional coaching, two education and outreach concerts, and two formal concerts in December and May. 


Rehearsals begin Sept. 18th in the South Eugene High school band room from 4:30-6:00pm. Entrance is from the SE parking lot.

The tuition for Little Symphony is $450 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

LS Registrar: All absences and tardies must be reported by a parent or guardian to the LS registrar. Please email Please do not call the office with absences. Students are expected to arrive 10-15 minutes early so they are ready to begin at 4:30 sharp. One week notice is required for absences.

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!

Be sure to check the google calendar below for rehearsal and concert updates.