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Elgin Youth Symphony Jul 31
Earlier this month, seven EYSO students attended Symphony Program in Door County, WI. The symphony program is two weeks long and students perform six concerts alongside the camp faculty. Congrats to…
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Elgin Youth Symphony Jul 25
EYSO Composer-in-Residence Ethan Purcell has been leading an exploratory class called Composers Circle, where he says they have been “improvising, generating ideas, and organizing those ideas into a piece” to…
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Elgin Youth Symphony Jul 25
Today is t-shirt day!!! ☀️ Another fun and educational morning gathering with this morning 🎻 @ Elgin Academy
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Elgin Youth Symphony Jul 25
would not be possible without the help of our four fabulous Teaching Assistants. All four are EYSO alumni or current members, and they have been involved all week helping with coachings (like…
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Elgin Youth Symphony Jul 24
Violin maker Gregory Sapp showed us start-to-finish how a is made! 🎻 Did you know that making a takes about 4 times as much work as making a violin? And a takes a whopping 10 times as long…
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Elgin Youth Symphony Jul 24
Rondo students enjoying a well-earned break after a morning of hard work ☀️☀️☀️ @ Elgin Academy
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Elgin Youth Symphony Jul 24
Happy Wednesday! We are almost half-way through our first-ever 😱 in addition to today’s chamber coachings, rehearsal, and exploratory classes, students will be visited this…
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Elgin Youth Symphony Jul 23
Today in Alexander Technique: how to take a drink from a water fountain! The Alexander Technique is all about bringing awareness to how we move our bodies—have you thought about your posture today?!…
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Elgin Youth Symphony Jul 22
Teaching Assistants Jay Reiter & Ernesto Banuelos are starting a game of Mafia with the Sonata students after lunch 😎 @ Elgin Academy
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Elgin Youth Symphony Jul 22
The first Rondo Orchestra rehearsal is underway here at ! @ Elgin Academy
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Elgin Youth Symphony Jul 18
Just in! New Summer Chamber Music Camp T-shirts! Camp starts Monday, see you soon!
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Elgin Youth Symphony Jul 17
Our first-ever Summer Chamber Music Camp starts Monday! Check out this video from our awesome Ensemble-in-Residence and stay tuned for more photos/videos next week:
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Elgin Youth Symphony Jul 17
EYSO’s new Summer Chamber Music Camp starts Monday! Here’s a video from our In-Residence Ensemble, KAIA String Quartet. Who’s excited for camp?!
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Elgin Youth Symphony Jun 19
News Release: EYSO Appoints Matthew Sheppard to Artistic Director
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Elgin Youth Symphony Jun 13
Two days left to submit your audition videos! This is going to be a fun week with some amazing people! for more info and to APPLY!
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Elgin Youth Symphony Jun 6
STC Library to present Best World Guitarist Fareed Haque with KAIA String Quartet, performing at 2 pm on June 9th. Also experience KAIA at EYSO’s new Summer Chamber Music. READ MORE @kaiastringquartet
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Elgin Youth Symphony Jun 2
Please visit for an official statement from EYSO Board of Directors
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Elgin Youth Symphony May 29
We need volunteers to help check students in for auditions. Any time you have to spare from 5/30-6/2 will be greatly appreciated. Volunteer sign up:
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Elgin Youth Symphony May 27
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