The Eugene-Springfield Youth Symphony is the second oldest youth symphony west of the Mississippi! The Youth Symphony (YS) began as the Junior Symphony in 1934. YS presents some of the greater Eugene/Springfield area’s finest student musicians in exciting concerts featuring outstanding soloists and demanding orchestral music. Youth Symphony concerts feature a variety of exciting repertoire and feature student soloists.
We proudly welcomed Dr. David Jacobs as conductor of the Youth Symphony in the spring of 2016. He brings a tremendous background of professionalism and musicianship to the orchestra. Dr. Jacobs also serves as Director of Orchestral Studies at the University of Oregon. We are thrilled that he is part of the ESYO family! For more about Dr. Jacobs, click here.
The program fee for YS is $445 for the year, and there are several payment options, as well as scholarships available (described on registration). The YS season includes up to 30 rehearsals, sectional coaching, visiting artists and conductors, special workshops, side-by-side performances with professional orchestras, several education and outreach opportunities, and two formal concerts in December and in May. YS rehearsals are held Monday evenings in the South Eugene High band room from 6:45-9pm, beginning SEPT 23, 2019. Check the google calendar below regularly for rehearsal and concert updates.
AUDITIONS are available on an individual basis. Please call 541-484-0473 if you are interested. If you are placed in YS after your audition, you may REGISTER for YOUTH SYMPHONY HERE!
Reporting Absences to Your Registrar: Lisa Landles Morgan is the YS registrar. Please call 541-968-3435 to report any tardiness or absence due to illness or emergency. Students are expected to be there 10-15 minutes early so they are seated and ready to tune at 6:45 sharp. One week notice is required for absences.
MUSICAL CHAIR SPONSORSHIP: If you’d like to sponsor your musician (or know someone who would!) please click HERE! The sponsor’s name will appear under the student’s name in the program, just like the professionals. It’s a great way for family members and friends to show their support!
CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. David Jacobs and the members of the Youth Symphony for their marvelous 85th Season! Both the December concert and the Grand Finale in May showcased the musicality, versatility and ability of the finest youth musicians in our community!