May 23, 2018

Remembering Stu Ainsworth

(1932-2018)
May 1, 2018

SPRINGBOARD 2018 Gives Guests Insight into EYSO Difference

Elgin, IL — Guests at Springboard 2018 were treated to live chamber music, excellent food, and the chance to learn about, and support, Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) at its annual gala on Saturday, April 14th at Elgin Country Club.   Guests were greeted with music by an EYSO harpist, and music by Hanson String Quartet served as backdrop for cocktails and a silent auction. Following cocktail hour, Artistic Director […]
November 7, 2017

Consider making a donation to EYSO.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to help EYSO continue to inspire artistry, curiosity and confidence in young people through the study and performance of excellent music.
May 1, 2017

Auditions for the 2018-19 EYSO Season—May 31-June 3, 2018

Serving students grade four through college, EYSO comprises nearly 400 students from more than 70 communities in the Chicago area. Each ensemble offers its members unparalleled opportunities to perform, learn, and collaborate in a fair and welcoming environment. EYSO members have gone on to successful careers in music performance and education, as well as math, science, liberal arts, and other fields. Audition information and requirements are available on EYSO.org after February […]
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.
November 7, 2016

Welcoming Eric Larson!

We are excited to enter a new chapter in EYSO's history under the leadership of Executive Director K. Eric Larson.
October 16, 2016

Concerto Competition winners

This season's competition featured exciting repertoire from a record number of competitors. Meet the winners!
September 12, 2016

College Q&A

Our annual College Q&A brought college admissions experts to EYSO to answer all the questions on our families' minds.