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Mexico City, León, Guanajuato
9 travel days, July 1st–12th

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2024 ESYO Symphony Orchestra Tour

July, 2024

9 Days ranging from July 1 - July 12


Mexico City, Guanajuato, León
  • Day 1

    Mexico City

  • Day 1-6

    León, Guanajuato

  • San Miguel De Allende

  • Day 8

    Pyramid of the Moon and Sun

  • Day 7

    Mexico City

We are thrilled to invite you to register for ESYO’s first Symphony Orchestra Tour since 2016!

Our nine day, eight night journey will include four concerts at outstanding venues, cultural and musical exchanges and side-by-side concerts with Mexican youth musicians. Our Tour will take us to Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Guanajuato and León. Please read through all the links on this page to learn more about the Tour. The itinerary is still being finalized.

Who is eligible for the Tour? All current Symphony Orchestra musicians as well as all Symphony Orchestra alums from 2020 to the present and Repertory Orchestra musicians of certain instrument groups. If you are an alum, please contact Etienne Abelin to express your interest in joining the Mexico Tour Orchestra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tour Information Sessions

Click "View Past Information Session" to view a recording of an information session. The password to the video is 6x+aY64$

There will be two mandatory Tour meetings that all registered Tour participants must attend:

  • Thursday, October 19, 6:30pm via ZOOM; our Tour company, Classical Movements will be in attendance.
  • Wednesday, June 5, 6:30pm at Brown School, 150 Corlaer Drive, Schenectady, NY.

Costs, Deadlines and Financial Aid


The cost per musician is $3,950 inclusive of flights and accommodations. Not included in this price: lunches & individual trip insurance fees. We do not want cost to be a barrier to participating in this experience, and have set aside funding to support families experiencing financial strain. Please apply for financial aid if you need help to attend this trip. Even if you did not qualify for assistance for ensemble tuition, you might qualify for Tour assistance.

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Pay in one payment
8 month payment plan

8/15/23 - $500 Non-refundable deposit

9/15/23 - 2/15/24 $500 Monthly payments,

3/15/24 $450 Balance

Must contact Lisa Stulmaker with credit card or checking account information

Individual plan 
Contact Lisa Stulmaker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Refund Policy
Before Aug 15
Refund amount paid to date
Aug 15 - Oct 15

Amount paid less $500

Oct 15 - Jan 15
Amount paid less $1,300
Jan 15 - Mar 15
Amount paid less $2,500
After Mar 15
No refund



Tour Rehersal Dates

Musicians are required to attend all tour rehearsals.

Rehearsal Dates:

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2024
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Time: 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Location: Brown School, Schenectady

Repertoire is TBD!

Musician Registration

Travel Packet

Participants will receive a travel packet once registration is complete. All items in the packet must be completed and submitted by January 7, 2024. Contents will include:

  • Acceptance of Responsibility Form
  • Health Insurance Form
  • Medical History Form
  • Instrument Form
  • Travel Authorization Form

If you have not received a Travel Packet, please contact Lisa Stulmaker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tour Personnel & Chaperones

ESYO seeks to ensure a safe and exciting experience for all tour participants by providing experienced tour personnel. The 2024 Tour to Mexico will be led by Becky Calos, Lisa Stulmaker, Etienne Abelin, and Andrea Restrepo, all of whom have international touring experience and have coordinated and led student adventures abroad. Additionally, we invite chaperones to attend the tour at a reduced rate. If you would like to be considered as a chaperone for this tour, please complete the following interest sign-up form.

Shadow Tour

Classical Movements provides a full-service, parallel Tour for friends, family and community members to travel to Mexico at the same time as ESYO’s Symphony Orchestra. This once-in-a-lifetime guided experience will take participants to amazing sites and include attendance at ESYO’s performances and outreach events. We are still in the process of working out details and pricing for the Shadow Tour, and will provide updates soon. In the meantime, sign up for updates here.

Registration coming soon!

Classical Movements — our Tour Company

Classical Movements is the premier concert tour company for the world’s great orchestras and choirs, creating meaningful cultural experiences through orchestra tours and choir tours with their music in 147 countries. They are an industry leader since 1992 and producer of two international choir festivals—Ihlombe! in South Africa and Serenade! in Washington, D.C.—and the Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival. Through the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program, they have commissioned over 97 works from Grammy, Oscar, Pulitzer and MacArthur-winning composers. Since their founding in 1992, Classical Movements remains committed to facilitating cultural diplomacy across the world.

Concerns? Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.