String Academy 2

Help your child move to the next level with SA2!

String Academy 2 (SA2) is the perfect “first orchestra” for students who have taken String Academy 1 classes, or for any student with one year of strings instruction. There is no audition required. If you would like more information, please call 541-484-0473 or email

Our 87th Season – ONLINE! ESYO’s first online rehearsals were met with wonderful enthusiasm from conductors and students alike. Conductors Lauralie Kallinen and Dale Bradley created an online musical experience appropriately suited for the eager members of the String Academy 2. Professional coaches work with smaller groups, giving more individual attention to students. SA2 musicians perform for each other, and inspire us all with their playing.  And it’s FUN!

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.
SA2 registration form here: SA2 Registration

Students receive more 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. Students play for each other, develop better listening skills, and enjoy many music education extras. They also learn techniques for playing along with music tracks at home, and recording themselves!
The goal is to create a virtual concert by the end of January that will showcase their accomplishments and progress, and give them something to be proud of. 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.

Congratulations to String Academy 2 of 2019-20! Your first concert was a wonderful success! {SEE CONCERT PHOTOS HERE} You sounded terrific!