Audition for EYSO
Auditions for the 2022-23 season are closed, except for select openings for brass players at all levels. Brass applicants should email email@example.com for instructions on how to apply.
The EYSO Difference
EYSO offers unparalleled performance opportunities combined with a comprehensive learning environment through rigorous methods of inquiry and “expert noticing.” EYSO prepares students for a lifelong journey of inquiry, creativity, and growth.
Serving students in grade four through college, EYSO comprises nearly 300 students from more than 70 communities in the Chicago area.
Please review the 2022-23 EYSO Season Calendar and Attendance Policy.
EYSO is able to keep tuition low due to the fundraising efforts of our Board of Directors and member families, as well as the generosity of sponsors and grant-making organizations. Student tuition accounts for only about one-third the cost of participation.
By aiming to keep tuition affordable, EYSO strives to ensure that no student is turned away due to financial need. Tuition assistance applications are available after auditions, during the online registration process.
Every Sunday I get to participate in a full orchestra rehearsal and make some truly amazing music. To me, the music is one thing, but the incredible sense of community is even better and is a strong reason as to why I have stuck with the organization throughout my current gap year.
Some of the reasons I love EYSO so much are: I make new friends, I learn new things, I get to be a part of an AWESOME Orchestra!
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!