ESYO CLASSICAL

Whether you are just starting out or are an experienced musician, there is a place for you in ESYO's flagship music program. Explore the rich history of classical music and the versatility of a modern orchestra. Meet, play, and collaborate with musicians who are as passionate and dedicated as you. Learn from outstanding conductors, coaches, and international artists, while deepening your musical skills with challenging new repertoire. All this, while having some serious fun!

ESYO Classical ensembles perform timeless masterpieces and arrangements of works by Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and more, as well new compositions by living composers and film score arrangements.

To enroll in an ESYO Classical Ensemble, you need to complete an audition. 

With 6 classical ensembles and orchestras suiting a range of playing levels, ESYO challenges you to excel, grow, and perform. An ESYO audition is not a competition, it's a process that helps ESYO conductors place you in an ensemble based on your musical experience.  There is a place for you!

Introductory Ensembles

Introductory Ensembles

  • Concertino Strings
  • Concertino Winds & Percussion

Repertory Ensembles

Repertory Ensembles

  • Wind Orchestra
  • Repertory Orchestra

Preparatory Ensembles

Young cellist playing in ESYO String Orchestra

Preparatory Ensembles

  • String Orchestra

Advanced Ensembles

Symphony Orchestra woodwinds and brass sections performing together at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

Advanced Ensembles

  • Symphony Orchestra

Young musicians audition by instrument and not by an ensemble. Click below for a complete list of available classical instruments.

Strings

Strings

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass

Woodwinds

Woodwinds

  • Flute/piccolo
  • Clarinet
  • Oboe/English Horn
  • Bassoon
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone

Brass

Brass

  • French Horn
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba

There is a place for you!

Audition Today

ESYO Classical auditions are held online using GetAcceptd.com.  Auditions accepted by instrument and not by an ensemble. Questions?  Contact Sue Lascoe, Director of Operations at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..