EYSO’s 47th Season: Design

Artists and influencers know the power of design: that small details have an outsized impact on how we move through the world. By building clear objectives and well-crafted blueprints, employing layers of meaning both conscious and subconscious, and utilizing a steady hand to guide the process, innovators can shape the world around them. In EYSO’s 47th season, explore how sound comes together through design to make music—and how music can change the world. 

I. Blueprints (November 13, 2022) 

II. 99% Invisible (March 12, 2023) 

III. Fundamentals (April 1, 2023) 

IV. Impact (May 14, 2023) 

Download a PDF of EYSO’s 2022-23 Season Calendar:

2022-23 Season Calendar (Revised 8/3/2022)

Download a PDF of EYSO’s 2021-22 Season Handbook, which includes important information regarding EYSO policies and procedures. By participating in EYSO activities, you agree to abide by the most recent version of this Handbook:

Season Handbook (Revised 9/8/2021)

The Calendar and Handbook are subject to change, so check back regularly for updated versions and watch your weekly eNews for the most current information.

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September 2019

Eat at MOD Pizza on Sept. 30th!

September 30, 2019 @ 5:30 am - 4:00 pm
MOD Pizza, 1190 South Randall Road
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

Eat at MOD Pizza in Elgin at 1190 S. Randall Road and support EYSO. You can eat anytime between 10:30 AM - 9 PM and 20% will be donated to EYSO. A pretty tasty deal! Please help boost our event by clicking this link and then click on the "commit to eat" button: Commit to join us: https://www.groupraise.com/events/107813 One other note, when you dine, please mention EYSO while placing your…

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October 2019

Taste and Create at Elements Preserved

October 17, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Loft of Elements Preserved, 51 South Spring Street, Loft 125 A
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
$55

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 at 6:30 pm. 6:30 - 7:00 pm: Mingling and the first presentation of wine 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Art, more wine, more food! Your ticket includes five wine tastings, an array of carefully selected charcuterie, and painting your very own ceramic coffee mug.…

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November 2019

Come Eat at Lounge 51 on Nov. 14th!

November 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lounge 51, 51 S Grove Ave
Elgin, IL 60120 United States

Eat at Lounge 51 in Elgin 51 S Grove Ave and support EYSO. You can eat anytime between 6 PM - 9 PM and 20% will be donated to EYSO. A pretty tasty deal! Thank you!

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December 2019

Dine at Grumpy Goat and Support EYSO!

December 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Grumpy Goat, 875 Sportsway
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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If you haven't tried one of Grumpy Goat's famous dinner pairings you are missing out! Now is your chance to enjoy an excellent meal in a cozy place. Reserve your space now, each reservation will mean a $10 donation to EYSO. In addition to a superb meal you will be entertained with some holiday tunes by an EYSO trio. If you haven't done so yet, like and follow Grumpy Goat…

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Dine at Grumpy Goat and Support EYSO!

December 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Grumpy Goat, 875 Sportsway
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

If you haven't tried one of Grumpy Goat's famous dinner pairings you are missing out! Now is your chance to enjoy an excellent meal in a cozy place. Reserve your space now, each reservation will mean a $10 donation to EYSO. In addition to a superb meal you will be entertained with some holiday tunes by EYSO students in The Vivace Trio 🎻🎄💕 If you haven't done so yet, like…

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January 2020

NOTES 2020 Campaign Kick-Off

January 25, 2020 - January 26, 2020

More info to follow...

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February 2020

Eat with EYSO at On the Border!

February 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
On the Border, 3050 E. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174 United States
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It's Taco Tuesday with EYSO! Eat with EYSO on February 4th at On the Border in St. Charles (3050 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL). Dine between 11:00 am and 10:00 pm and On the Border will donate 20% to EYSO! Mention EYSO when ordering.  Help us keep this date by clicking here and committing to eat. We need 20 people to click "commit" on the Groupraise page to keep…

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March 2020

California Pizza Kitchen – Pizza with a Purpose!

March 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
California Pizza Kitchen – Geneva Commons, 1202 Commons Drive
Geneva, 60134 United States
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Pizza with a purpose at California Pizza Kitchen - Geneva Commons. CPK will donate 20% to EYSO on Tuesday, March 10th from 11am - 9pm. Applies to dine-in, carryout, catering, and all beverages. Please show the attached flyer in print or on your phone. Thank you!

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January 2021

Culinary Interludes: An Online Cooking Experience!

January 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 13, 2021

2 nights left to choose from! Choose 1 or 2 nights Join us for a virtual culinary experience… The next event is Saturday, February 6, 7 pm CST Event Dates: Jan. 23–closed, Jan. 30–closed, Feb. 6 (up next!), and Feb. 13 Who’s Up Next?   Whether you’re in the Fox Valley area or hundreds of miles away we have a ticket for you! Interested? Read on…     On two consecutive Saturdays, be…

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NOTES 2021 Campaign Kick-Off

January 24, 2021

More details to follow.

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Culinary Interludes: An Online Cooking Experience!

January 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 13, 2021

Join us for a virtual culinary experience... Premiering Saturday, January 23rd at 7pm CST Enjoy four nights of cooking, music, and more! (Choose 1, 2, 3, or 4 nights) On four consecutive Saturdays, be amazed by the talents of culinary masters from Bleuroot, Balmoral Restaurant, Blue Goose Market, Chef Lainy (Priority Events). But, the fun doesn't stop with the food! You will mingle with "celebrity" guests and experience the EYSO…

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February 2021

Culinary Interludes: An Online Cooking Experience!

February 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 13, 2021

2 nights left to choose from! Choose 1 or 2 nights Join us for a virtual culinary experience… The next event is Saturday, February 6, 7 pm CST Event Dates: Jan. 23–closed, Jan. 30–closed, Feb. 6 (up next!), and Feb. 13 Who’s Up Next?   Whether you’re in the Fox Valley area or hundreds of miles away we have a ticket for you! Interested? Read on…     On two consecutive Saturdays, be…

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Culinary Interludes: An Online Cooking Experience!

February 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 13, 2021

2 nights left to choose from! Choose 1 or 2 nights Join us for a virtual culinary experience… The next event is Saturday, February 6, 7 pm CST Event Dates: Jan. 23–closed, Jan. 30–closed, Feb. 6 (up next!), and Feb. 13 Who’s Up Next?   Whether you’re in the Fox Valley area or hundreds of miles away we have a ticket for you! Interested? Read on…     On two consecutive Saturdays, be…

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January 2022

NOTES 2022

January 23 - March 27

NOTES is EYSO’s annual family fundraising campaign. EYSO families, alumni, board, and staff collect monetary donations from friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc. to help keep tuition affordable and accessible. Tuition only covers 30% of operating costs so campaigns such as NOTES are crucial in the overall health of the organization. NOTES runs January 23 through March 27, 2022. We greatly appreciate all of our students and families who participate, every…

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May 2022

EYSO Dinner and Auction

May 13
The Ashbury, 1 Douglas Ave
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
$150

Join us for EYSO's largest fundraising event of the year as we share and celebrate our mission. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, and live performances from EYSO's four honor ensembles. Support from the evening will make it possible for EYSO students, both today and in the future, to explore the world through music education. Reservation information to come.

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