Welcome to Eastern Youth Orchestras
Starting in 1970 as a community orchestra by Dr. Charles Moore, the Eastern Youth Orchestras (EYO) grew to include advanced high school musicians. The orchestras were conducted over many years by faculty members from the School of Music at East Carolina University. The senior orchestra is currently conducted by Dr. John O’Brien. A junior orchestra was formed in 2003 with the help of its current director Dr. Gregory Hurley, then a preparatory level under the nurturing direction of Wendy Bissinger. The EYO has been a springboard for many young musicians, and has several hundred alumni now teaching and performing music.
2017 Fall Schedule
Mon, 9/11: 1st Rehearsal 7:00 pm
Mon, 9/18 - 10/30: Rehearsals
Mon, 10/30: Senior Solo Auditions
Mon, 11/6: Dress Rehearsal
Sun Concert, 11/12: Rocky Mount
Mon Concert, 11/13: ECU Fletcher
PLEASE BRING A MUSIC STAND TO EVERY REHEARSAL AND CONCERT!
The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra is coming in October.
Mon, 10/16: Working with EYO
Tue, 10/17: Performing at 7:30pm
Rehearsal: Nov 19, 20, 26, 27, Dec 3
Concert - Rocky Mount:
Friday, 12/1 evening TBA
Concert - Cypress Glenn:
Monday, 12/4 7:00pm
For any child participating in the preparatory orchestra, we need your assistance with preparation and clean-up of the rehearsal space at one rehearsal per academic year. This includes arriving 30 minutes early to help prepare the physical space in which EPYO rehearses (move student desks, chairs and music stands into place) and staying 15 minutes after rehearsal (help put these items back in place in the regular classroom). EPYO is in Fletcher Room 126 this year.
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