Education and Community Engagement

Click here for the 2015-16 Education Brochure 

Click here for our most recent Education Newsletter

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 Sings Youth Concert with the Eugene Symphony on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. Additionally, Link Up school partners have the opportunity to host the Symphony Link Up Woodwind Quintet for an interactive performance which complements the Link Up curriculum. The deadline to register to participate in Link Up is Friday, October 2, 2015.

Youth Concerts Eugene Symphony’s Youth Concerts target elementary school students, serving 80 regional schools and more than 8,000 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 2015/16 season: World Beats on Tuesday, November 10, 2015; and The Orchestra Sings on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

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 19-24 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.The competition will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016. 

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. The public performance for the 2015/16 program is Sunday, May 15 at 2:30 pm at First Christian Church in Eugene.

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.







Upcoming Events

July 16, 2016

Eugene Symphony in the Park

Enjoy classical and pops music under the summer sky at Cuthbert Amphitheater. Free tickets are available to subscribers beginning June 2 and to the public on June 7. 



Recent News

Ode to the Future – 
A project for young composers
Congratulations to Marissa Lane-Massee, Cayla Bleoaja, Joseph Miletta, Wesley Coleman (not pictured), and Katie Palka who have been selected to participate in Ode to the Future.


Special Features

On that Note: Ian Kerr

In our April-May 2016 program magazine, learn more about timpanist Ian Kerr, who joined the orchestra in 2014.




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