September 30, 2019

Taste & Create at Elements Preserved

Join us for a fun evening of tasting wine, charcuterie, and painting at the elegant Elements Preserved! Purchase your tickets now for Thursday evening, October 17th.
September 30, 2019

Annual College Q&A

Join us at one of the Q&A sessions Sunday, October 6 to hear from representatives of three area schools, each offering distinct programs and a variety of opportunities for both music majors and non-majors.
September 6, 2019

EYSO Musicians Join Touring Beatles vs. Stones Show on Elgin Stage

When the touring show Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown comes to the Hemmens Cultural Center on September 23, the St. Charles East High School String Quartet will have the privilege of joining the professional musicians on stage to add some orchestral texture to the evening. The show pits Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction against rival Brit boys Abbey Road in an all-out musical showdown for rock dominance. The […]
July 29, 2019

Move

The 2019-20 season, titled Move explores the rich traditions of Dalcroze, ballet, and folk dance. The season will feature Elgin’s acclaimed Ballet Folklórico Huehuecoyotl and Joffrey Ballet artist Luis Vazquez. Download the season poster here.
July 23, 2019

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) Welcomes Dr. Lindsay Wright As Prelude Orchestra Conductor

June 30, 2019

Website Under Construction

Pardon our Dust: Website Under Construction! Effective the beginning of July, we will be transitioning to a new database system, and Member Pages won’t be accessible. If you need to register or update your information, please contact us at office@eyso.org.
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.  […]