Education and Community Engagement

 Click HERE for the 2016/17 Education and Community Engagement Calendar.

Link Up

In partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, Link Up allows students to explore a range of orchestral repertoire. Students sing, play the recorder, compose, and perform in The Orchestra Moves Youth Concert with the Eugene Symphony on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts.

The deadline to register to participate in Link Up is Sunday, October 2, 2016.


Youth Concerts

Eugene Symphony’s Youth Concerts target elementary school students, serving 80 regional schools and more than 7,500 students annually. These interactive and educational performances are held twice per year at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. 

The Symphony is hosting two elementary Youth Concerts for the 2016/17 season: iCompose: The Future of Music on Tuesday, November 15, 2016; and The Orchestra Moves on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

EYMA (Encouraging Young Musicians to Achieve)

EYMA offers students within middle and high school music programs the opportunity to hear, learn from, perform for, and connect with a Symphony musician through in-school workshops designed to meet your program's needs.

Young Artist Competition 

The Eugene Symphony Young Artist Competition is open to exceptional instrumentalists ages 14-18 for the junior division and 19-25 for the senior division, and currently residing in Oregon. The first prize junior division winner will receive a $250 scholarship, and the first prize senior division winner will receive a $500 scholarship and may be offered the opportunity to perform with the Eugene Symphony.

Play it Again!  

Play it Again! Adult Chamber Ensembles is a community engagement initiative for amateur musicians to receive coachings from Eugene Symphony musicians in an intimate chamber ensemble setting. 

Laura Avery Visiting Masters 

Prior to each Symphonic series concert, the Eugene Symphony offers a free master class featuring our guest artist offering instruction to local youth and pre-professional musicians.

Guild Concert Preview 

At 7pm prior to each Symphonic series concert, the Eugene Symphony offers a free pre-concert discussion featuring Music Director Danail Rachev or a guest conductor and the evening's soloist.

Artist Residencies

Learn more about our annual guest artist residencies which feature educational activities in partnership with local schools, the University of Oregon, Lane Community College, Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras, and more!

Grants & Advocacy 

The Eugene Symphony has compiled a list of resources for educators and arts advocates.


Latest Education Highlights Newsletter






Upcoming Events

March 16, 2017 | 8pm

Bartók Piano Concerto

Our third Music Director finalist, Francesco Lecce-Chong, takes the podium to conduct an exquisite evening of music including works by Mozart, R. Strauss, Liszt, and Bartok.



Recent News

In February 2018, we present a special multimedia version of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons in collaboration with Travel Lane County and the McKenzie River Trust featuring public-submitted photos of the McKenzie River throughout the year. 


Special Features

On that Note: Alice Blankenship

In our February-March 2017 program magazine, learn more about violinist Alice Blankenship.




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