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.

Can you help support these wonderful young musicians? Just click here! 

Congratulations to our Youth Orchestras on their
2020 Winter Concerts!


Watch on YouTube!

Thank you to all who joined us for these special broadcasts. We are so proud of our students and grateful to all who have supported them!

This wonderful set of performances shows the remarkable resilience and dedication of our youth musicians, their conductors, and coaches.

To view our Virtual Program, visit this link!  You can support all of our young musicians by sending your gift today! 

ESYO’s 2020-21 Virtual Season

The first-ever online rehearsals showed us once more that youth musicians inspire us all.
We now have over 250 students from beginners to advanced, who 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. We will continue to provide a unique and valuable musical experience for all orchestra members, using 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! Go to the orchestra programs tab for more information!

You Can Help Youth Play On!
Youth in our community still need us to provide reliable, effective music education, no matter what this next year brings. ESYO is adapting rapidly to ensure that students can continue to learn music with us. Your support will help our orchestra programs survive these trying times and actually continue to grow and thrive. We invite you to be part of this extraordinary season by supporting our deserving young musicians!

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