String Academy 2

String Academy 2 (SA2) is the perfect “first orchestra” for students who have Students receive individual attention and instruction specific to their instrument, while learning how each section of the orchestra fits together. The music is challenging enough to hold their interest, but accessible to give everyone a successful experience. It all adds up to an exciting, educational, and rewarding season of music-making! Be sure to subscribe to the google calendar below and check regularly for rehearsal and concert updates.  

2021-22 SEASON UPDATE: We are looking forward to another wonderful year of music-making for our 88th Season! We are planning to return to in-person rehearsals and live performances. However, school buildings are currently unavailable to us so SA2 will meet in a new locations for the time being.

String Academy 2 South: Mondays, 4:30-6:00pm conducted by Lauralie Kallinen. Wesley United Methodist Church, 1385 Oakway, Eugene. Students enter through office doors.

String Academy 2 North: Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00pm conducted by Dale Bradley.
Valley Covenant Church, 3636 W. 18th (across from Churchill HS) Students enter through the double doors on the east side of the building. 

TO REPORT AN ABSENCE: If your child is ill, or there is a family emergency, please text, call or email your registrar. Registrars are responsible for taking attendance, answering questions, and helping your child feel comfortable during rehearsal. If a student does not come to rehearsal, your registrar will call you to make sure everyone is safe.
SA2 South Registrar: Elaine Andres, 541-543-3181,
SA2 North Registrar: Lynn Kane, 541-729-3865, 

SA2 program fee is $310 for the year, and $90 for instrument rental, with payment plans available. Scholarships for program fees or instrument rentals are available to any family that qualifies. Application included in registration. There are still spaces open for string players that have had one year of strings. For more information, please call 541-484-0473, or email

We are monitoring 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 2021-22 Policies and Procedures document can be found HERE.

ESYO will continue to provide unique and valuable musical experiences for our youth musicians, no matter what season brings. 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!

2020-21 SA2: Congratulations on your Spring Finale Concert!

2021 Spring Concert on YouTube!