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May 2019

EYSO Board of Directors Meeting

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elgin Community College, Building E, 1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123-2587
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Honors Chamber Ensemble Recital

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elgin Covenant Church, 1565 Larkin Avenue
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

Join us for a free concert presenting our Honors Chamber Ensembles. This concert will include: Earl Clemens Wind Quintet Maud Powell String Quartet Hanson String Quartet Sterling Brass Quintet Performances begin at 7 p.m. at Elgin Covenant Church located at 1565 Larkin Ave, Elgin, IL 60123 View the concert program here:

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42nd Annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot

May 25 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Click here to register for the 42nd Annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot and choose EYSO when you register! A portion of your registration fee will be donated back to EYSO! Thank you for trotting!

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2019-2020 Season Auditions

May 30 - June 1
ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

Auditions for the 2019-2020 EYSO season are May 30-June 2, 2019. The application to audition is available beginning February 1, 2019. Please click here to view Audition Information & Requirements and Placement Philosophy EYSO Audition Workshop 2019--Presentation

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June 2019

Chamber Music Institute, Honors Chamber Ensemble Auditions

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on June 13, 2019 at 5:00pm

ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

Honors Chamber Ensemble Information Tuesday, June 11, 2019—Strings 9:00am-12:00pm, Winds & Brass 1:00pm-5:00pm Thursday, June 13, 2019—Strings 5:00-9:00pm

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Chamber Music Institute, Honors Chamber Ensemble Auditions

June 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on June 13, 2019 at 5:00pm

ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123 United States

Honors Chamber Ensemble Information Tuesday, June 11, 2019—Strings 9:00am-12:00pm, Winds & Brass 1:00pm-5:00pm Thursday, June 13, 2019—Strings 5:00-9:00pm

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Audition Results Shared Via Email

June 21

More Info: https://www.eyso.org/join-eyso/

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EYSO Board of Directors Meeting

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elgin Community College, Building E, 1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123-2587
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July 2019

Season 2019-20 Student Registration Opens (7/1 – 7/8)

July 1 - July 8

Registration opens on July 1 & closes on July 8.

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Season 2019-20 Registration Deadline

July 8

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Meet Artistic Director Matthew Sheppard

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meet Mr. Sheppard at one of downtown Elgin's favorite community event spaces, Danny's on Douglas! Come get to know Mr. Sheppard and more of the EYSO community, including Executive Director K. Eric Larson, members of the Board of Directors, our dedicated staff, and our supporters. The evening will begin with mingling and light appetizers from 6 - 6:30pm, followed by a brief message from Mr. Sheppard and time for Q&A. Please…

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Tuition Deadline

July 14
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Summer Chamber Music Camp

July 22 @ 9:00 am - July 26 @ 5:00 pm
Elgin Academy, 350 Park Street
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Challenge yourself in a chamber music setting while discovering a deeper approach to learning music. Work directly with an internationally acclaimed string quartet. Meet new people and learn something about yourself. EYSO's week-long program will divide string players into trios, quartets and quintets based on their age and ability. Each group will work with a regular coach and spend 3-4 hours together each day. The camp will also include chamber…

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Summer Chamber Music Camp – Camp Finale Concerts

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Elgin Academy, 350 Park Street
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Camp will culminate in a final performance (6pm and 7:30pm) the evening of Friday, July 26 in Elgin Academy’s historic Sears Gallery. As Elgin’s first concert hall and art gallery, the neo-classical structure was built in 1924. The performance space remains an intimate, acoustic gem. Please RSVP to attend:

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Summer Chamber Music Camp – Camp Finale Concerts

July 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Elgin Academy, 350 Park Street
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Camp will culminate in a final performance (6pm and 7:30pm) the evening of Friday, July 26 in Elgin Academy’s historic Sears Gallery. As Elgin’s first concert hall and art gallery, the neo-classical structure was built in 1924. The performance space remains an intimate, acoustic gem. Please RSVP to attend:

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August 2019

National Night Out Block Party

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

National Night Out is our annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Come check out the free food, DJ, games, vendors, live performances from EYSO students, inflatable and giveaways. Link to the Facebook event: National Night Out link

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