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November 9, 2020

COVID or not, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra has found a way for the show to go on

By GLORIA CASAS ELGIN COURIER-NEWS | NOV 06, 2020 AT 6:59 PM Music has always been important to Miguel Rodriguez, who plays the flute in the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra. It’s become a lifeline for the 17-year-old during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I couldn’t imagine how I would be dealing with this pandemic without that crutch of music,” the Larkin High School senior said. “It was very easy to take out my flute and play […]
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  • 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