Welcome to Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras (ESYO)

Founded in 1934, the Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras (ESYO) is one of the oldest non-profit organizations in the area! Our mission is to provide opportunities for youth to experience, appreciate, and perform orchestral music. We offer high quality instruction from beginning classes through advanced orchestras. Our need-based scholarships provide help with program fees and/or private lessons to any family that needs it. Collaborating with area schools and arts organizations, ESYO continues to enrich and encourage young musicians while helping to grow the culture of music education in our community.

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2021 Season Finale Virtual Spring Concerts!

Our youth musicians are excited to present their 20-21 Season Finale Virtual Spring Concerts to you! We have some fantastic programming in store – with audience favorites like Scott Joplin, William Grant Still, and classics from Beethoven and Borodin. We will also feature individual soloists, a tribute to our graduating seniors, and hear from some special guests. Please join us!

🎶 String Academy 2 and Little Symphony: Tuesday, May 25th, 7:00pm
🎶 Junior Orchestra: Wednesday, May 26th, 7:00pm
🎶 Eugene-Springfield Youth Symphony: Thursday, May 27th, 7:00pm

For our season finale concert series, we are selling donation-based tickets to help cover the cost of online production expenses that help ensure our youth can share their hard work with all of you and family and friends from all over. As a special bonus this year, all ticket purchasers will be entered to win some incredible prizes, selected at each night of the concert!

You Can Purchase Your Tickets Now! Just CLICK HERE!

ESYO’s 2020-21 Virtual Season

More than 250 students, from beginners to advanced, meet regularly in Zoom classes and rehearsals, working with our conductors, teachers and professional coaches. Students are engaged and playing – with challenging orchestral music and a variety of musical opportunities. Throughout this unusual season, we continue to provide a unique and valuable musical experience for all orchestra members, using Zoom and breakout sessions to vary learning environments with sectionals, studio classes, visiting artists, educational extras and recording techniques! We look forward to meeting in person as soon as it is safe. In the meantime, students will work toward a virtual performance that showcases their abilities and their orchestras!

You Can Help Youth Play On!
Your support will help our orchestra musicians continue to grow and thrive, no matter what the circumstances. We invite you to be support these deserving young musicians with your donation!

Thank you for your gift

ESYO’s YouTube channel

Our artistic staff has created has many educational and fun videos for both new and experienced players. There are String Academy lessons for beginners, tuning videos for strings, useful audition and warm up tips, and student performances by youth musicians from every orchestra! You’ll even find clips from previous rehearsals and performances.
Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/user/EugSprngYouthOrch/videos