More than just playing, EYSO makes you think—about music, art, and the world at large. It’s that critical thinking that’s stuck with me and influenced so much of my growth and development since I joined the program. Plus it’s fun! 

Ben Irwin, cello 2020-21

EYSO, Youth Symphony

EYSO showed me the importance of learning how to think about music, not just play it. My very first EYSO Fall Camp as a member of Philharmonia was a transformative experience…. Yes, I was playing great music, but I quickly learned that the EYSO philosophy was much, much bigger than the music.

Emily Krasinski, horn 2011-14

music education major at Vanderbilt University

EYSO News

May 4, 2021

YOUNG MUSICIANS TO CELEBRATE HEROES IN SEASON FINALE

The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) brings its 45th season to a close and celebrates the “hero” in all of us at three live-streamed concerts Sunday, May 9th at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Part of EYSO’s Myths & Legends season . . .
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  • Ben Irwin, cello 2020-21
    More than just playing, EYSO makes you think—about music, art, and the world at large. It’s that critical thinking that’s stuck with me and influenced so much of my growth and development since I joined the program. Plus it’s fun! 
    Ben Irwin, cello 2020-21
    EYSO, Youth Symphony
  • Emily Krasinski, horn 2011-14
    EYSO showed me the importance of learning how to think about music, not just play it. My very first EYSO Fall Camp as a member of Philharmonia was a transformative experience…. Yes, I was playing great music, but I quickly learned that the EYSO philosophy was much, much bigger than the music.
    Emily Krasinski, horn 2011-14
    music education major at Vanderbilt University