String Academy 2

Welcome to our 88th Season! 

String Academy 2 (SA2) is the perfect “first orchestra” for students who have taken String Academy 1 classes, or for any student with at least one year of strings instruction. And it’s FUN! There is no audition required.

  ** Registration for the 2021-22 Season is now open: PLEASE CLICK HERE! **

We hope and plan to go back to in-person rehearsals and live performances. However, the health and safety of our students, staff, volunteers, and their families remains our top priority. Therefore, plans are subject to change based on the recommended state and local guidelines as they are updated.

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!

For more information, please call 541-484-0473, or email

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

2021 Spring Concert on YouTube!

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.
String Academy 2 South: Mondays, 4:30-6:00pm with Lauralie Kallinen
String Academy 2 North: Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00pm with Dale Bradley

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.  

TO REPORT AN ABSENCE: If your child is ill, or there is a family emergency, please email the registrar at or . Registrars are responsible for taking attendance, answering questions, and helping your child feel comfortable during rehearsal.