June 18, 2019

EYSO Appoints Matthew Sheppard to Artistic Director  

Elgin, IL (June 17, 2019) – Matthew Sheppard will lead the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) into its 44th season as its newly appointed artistic director, according to Mr. Joel B. Cohen, president of the EYSO Board of Directors.  “We are very excited to welcome Matt to this new role with EYSO to ensure that our mission continues as strongly as ever,” said Cohen. “He brings the perfect balance to this role – a deep […]
June 6, 2019

St. Charles Library to present Best World Guitarist Fareed Haque with KAIA String Quartet

Read more here about KAIA String Quartet’s  special performance with Fareed Haque at St. Charles Public Library on Sunday, June 9th at 2 PM. EYSO is excited to share to share the news of this performance because KAIA is EYSO’s Ensemble-in-Residence for its new Chamber Summer Music Camp. Experience KAIA this weekend and get a preview of what your student will be able to experience for an entire week in […]
June 4, 2019

Audition Results

Results will be shared on or before June 21, 2019
June 2, 2019

Statement from EYSO Board of Directors

Dear Friends of EYSO, The EYSO Board of Directors has parted ways with Artistic Director Randy Swiggum. We took this action after careful review and consideration of the future for EYSO. We acknowledge Mr. Swiggum is a brilliant educator and artistic leader who built and fostered EYSO’s unique philosophy and culture over 20 years and, for that, we are most appreciative. Mr. Swiggum is revered by many in the EYSO family.  […]
April 17, 2019

Summer Chamber Music Camp

April 14, 2019


Dangerous weather and road conditions are causing us to cancel rehearsals and concerts at Elgin Community College today, April 14, 2019. We have also sent out an email blast. Stay safe.
March 5, 2019

Summer Chamber Music Camp

Click here for more information!
April 26, 2017

Chamber Music Finale

This weekend, we celebrate the nearly 30 ensembles of the Chamber Music Institute. Catch their final performances!
April 13, 2017

You’re Invited to Make a Difference

Join us this April for Springboard, EYSO's annual benefit gala, and provide a rich and rewarding arts education for hundreds of young musicians in your community.
March 14, 2017

EYSO Behind the Scenes

Thinking about joining EYSO? Visit an Open House to see a rehearsal, ask questions, and learn about auditions.