Welcome to the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra!

Auditions for the 2023-2024 Season are scheduled for August 12 and 13, 2023 at Emory University – registration is now open. 

Visit our auditions page for more information regarding audition requirements. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Rehearsals for our 2022-2023 season will be held at Emory University on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:30 pm during our regular season, August through early May.

2023-2024 CONCERT DATES:

All performances and rehearsals take place at Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts unless otherwise noted.  Please note: Dress Rehearsals begin at 7:30pm and are generally scheduled the evening before each concert.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 8:00pm 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 8:00pm
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 8:00pm

2023 EYSO Concerto Competition

We want to congratulate all the wonderful performers who participated in this year’s concerto competition. Our distinguished panel of judges heard 10 remarkable concerto performances from EYSO musicians, and were exceedingly impressed at the overall level of musicianship.  Their final decision was a difficult one in consideration of the very high level of performance, and they extend warm congratulations to all the competitors. We also would like to congratulate their private teachers, school music programs, and families for their guidance and support of these wonderful students.Results of the 2023 EYSO Concerto Competition:

Winner of the 2023 EYSO Concerto Competition: Sasha Tarassenko, Mozart Concerto for Flute 1st Movement

Honorable Mention: Jiayi Lu, Elgar Concerto for Cello, 1stMovement

For general information and reference, a sample of  recent EYSO programming is as follows:

Verdi, Forza del Destino Overture
Kodály, Hary Janos Suite
Barber, Second Essay for Orchestra
Khachaturian, Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
Haydn, Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra in E-flat Major (with Michael Tiscione, Associate Principal Trumpet, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
Shostakovich, Symphony Nos. 5 & 9
Moncayo, Huapango
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4 in F Minor
Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol
Stravinsky, Firebird Suite (1919)
Saint-Saëns, Symphony No. 3
Prokofiev, Lt. Kijé Suite

Please visit the Past Seasons page for select repertoire from previous seasons.