Welcome to the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra!

Auditions for the 2023-2024 Season have concluded. 2024-2025 Auditions will be announced here in May, 2024.

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

Rehearsals for our 2023-2024 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

2024 EYSO Concerto Competition

Congratulations to all of the EYSO musicians who performed in the 2024 Concerto Competition! Our distinguished panel of judges were deeply impressed by the level of talent and musicianship across the board, and extend their warm congratulations to all 10 competitors. After difficult deliberation, our judges have made the following decisions:

Winner: Didi Stone, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Mvt 1

Honorable Mentions:
Ashley Na, Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto Mvt 1
Jiayi Lu, Dvorak Cello Concerto Mvt 3 

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.