ESYO is excited to provide the opportunity for the next generation of musicians and arts leaders to gain hands on experience, observe, and assist in the programs of an internationally-recognized youth orchestra.
As a Young Leader, you will volunteer for a full season, be assigned a leadership track, and be supervised by a mentor of the ESYO community. Young Leaders are expected to volunteer 8-10 hours a month in music education opportunities, special events, projects, or administrative tasks.
Only current 9th – 12th grade members in an ESYO Ensemble are eligible to be a Young Leader.
Music Education/Performance: Provide support for the CHIME program as a teaching assistant by helping to run sectionals, give private lessons, and mentoring younger and less-experienced players. Opportunities to participate in Teaching Artist training and professional development workshops.
Arts Administration: Gain perspective on the inner workings of a non-profit arts organization as you provide administrative support to ESYO’s Operations, Marketing, and Development departments. Opportunities to be involved in the execution of special events and concerts.
In addition to leadership opportunities and hands-on experience, being a Young Leader brings you:
The application process will begin in August for the 2020/21 season. Please stay tuned for the exact dates.
Application includes a personal essay addressing at least two of the following: