Welcome to Eastern Youth Orchestras

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Thank you for supporting the arts development of our area youth!



Welcome to Eastern Youth Orchestras
Eastern Youth Orchestra, a community orchestra for children, was started in 1970 by parents and teachers, including Professors Joanne and Charles Bath, and Mrs. JoAnn Moore.

Conducted initially by Dr. Charles Moore, EYO grew through the years to include advanced high school musicians, and then expanded to include three ensembles.

The orchestras were conducted over many years by faculty members from the School of Music at East Carolina University. EYO is not an entity of ECU, but the ECU School of Music generously sponsors the youth orchestras by allowing them to rehearse and perform in its facilities.

The senior orchestra is currently conducted by Dr. Tim Nowak. A junior orchestra was formed in 2003, and is directed by Betsy Hughes. A preparatory level orchestra was added in 2005, and it is now under the nurturing direction of Ms. Laura Eis.

Over the years EYO has been a springboard for many young musicians, and has hundreds of alumni, many of whom are now teaching and performing music.

LATE AUDITIONS FOR 2022-23

Auditions for the 2022-23 season have been held. However late auditions will be held (in person) on August 29, starting at 6:00 pm, in Fletcher Music Hall, ECU campus, Rooms B126 and B136. When you arrive, you may unpack and warm up in Room B-110.

To audition, you must Register AND Sign Up for a Time (NOTE, these links are to 2 separate websites).

IMPORTANT: If you are auditioning for JUNIOR or SENIOR orchestra, please sign up for 2-5 (consecutive) minute blocks. PREP orchestra auditions will only require 1-5 minute block.

PLEASE NOTE ALSO that you must complete the online registration before your audition.

More information (which orchestra to audition for, music, more) about the audition process can be found HERE.

REHEARSAL & CONCERT DATES FOR FALL 2022

  • Rehearsals, Mondays, 7:00 pm, starting Sept. 12 (no rehearsal on Halloween, Oct. 31),
  • Concert #1: Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022: Location and Time TBD
  • Concert #2: Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, 7:00 pm: Fletcher School of Music, East Carolina University

REHEARSAL & CONCERT DATES FOR SPRING 2023

  • Rehearsals, Mondays, 7:00 pm, starting Jan. 9 (no rehearsal on MLK Day, Jan. 16),
  • Concert #1: Sunday, March 5, 2023: Location and Time TBD
  • Concert #2: Monday, March 6, 2023, 7:00 pm: Fletcher School of Music, East Carolina University

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