Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras

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Founded in 1934, Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras (ESYO) is one of the oldest youth orchestras in the nation. We offer high quality instruction from beginning classes through advanced orchestras for students throughout the Eugene-Springfield area. Our mission is to provide opportunities for youth to experience, appreciate, and perform orchestral music. We provide income-based scholarships to help with program fees, instrument rentals, and private lessons for any family that needs them. ESYO collaborates with area schools and arts organizations, enriching and encouraging young musicians while helping to grow the culture of music education in our community. ESYO is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and we never turn anyone away for lack of ability to pay. We strive to provide a welcoming, safe community for young musicians of all backgrounds, cultures, identities, and abilities. Learn more about the Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras at