Welcome to Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras (ESYO)

ESYO’s vision is to inspire and lead students on a journey of discovery through orchestral instruction and performance. We offer the highest-quality instruction, progressing from beginning classes to advanced orchestras. We provide need-based scholarships for fees and private lessons, and collaborate with area schools and arts organizations. ESYO continues to enrich and encourage young musicians, helping to grow the culture of music education in our community.

85 Years of Celebrating Youth Music
Don’t miss the final concerts of this special season!

Since 1934, ESYO has provided a place for young musicians to LEARN, GROW, LEAD and PLAY!  The final concerts of this special season are coming up on May 21, 22, and 23 –CLICK HERE for tickets!


YOU can be part of an orchestra!
CLICK HERE to read about and sign up for an audition. Whether you’ve played for one, two, or ten years, we have a place for you. String Academies offer classes and smaller ensembles to get started. Auditions are required for our top three orchestras: Little Symphony, Junior Orchestra, and Youth Symphony. The benefits truly can last a lifetime!

December 2018 – First Concerts of the 85th Anniversary Season 
ESYO musicians presented two wonderful evenings of music, enjoyed by over 500 audience members. What a fabulous start to this special season!