Little Symphony

Welcome to our 89th Season! Little Symphony 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!

NOTE: New Rehearsal Space for 2023
Beginning Monday, January 9, 2023, rehearsals will take place in the South Eugene High school band room from 4:30-6:00pm. Entrance is from the SE parking lot.
Be sure to check the google calendar below for rehearsal and concert updates.

LS Registrar: All absences and tardies must be reported by a parent or guardian to the LS registrar, Kim Mullen. Please text or call her at 503-547-7276 or by emailing lsregistrar@esyorchestras.org. 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.

* Congratulations on your December 2022 Winter Concert*
Click here to read about it and watch the video!

Little Symphony Spring 2022 Concert with String Academy 2 below:

** Little Symphony 2021 Winter Concert **
Click here to watch the winter LS Concert!

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. 

The tuition for Little Symphony is $440 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. Currently, our policy is optional masking, and those who are particularly vulnerable are encouraged to wear a mask. If you have symptoms of illness of any kind, please stay home so that we can maintain the safest and healthiest rehearsals possible. 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!