Mission Statement

The mission of the Eastern Youth Orchestra and Chamber Music Association is to enrich the musical experiences of talented students in eastern North Carolina through high-quality orchestral and chamber music experiences. Realizing that private instruction is a necessary component for building performance and technical skills, orchestral and chamber music rehearsals provide opportunities for developing ensemble skills so that participants may grow into well-rounded musicians. Comprised of three major ensembles, (the Eastern Preparatory Orchestra, the Eastern Junior Orchestra, the Eastern Youth Orchestra) and chamber groups, the goal of the Eastern Youth Orchestra and Chamber Music Association are met through the following objectives.

Eastern Youth Orchestra

Chamber Music Program

The Chamber Music Program is a 4-week program designed for musically advanced students to focus intensively on a chamber work. Grouped by ability, students rehearse assigned chamber works each Monday night for one hour receiving coaching from EYO conductors and other are string and wind teachers. This program runs at the end of spring semester.

Board of Directors

Amy Carr-Richardson, President
David Singleton, Accountant
Tonita Branan, Secretary
Ruiyi Gunter, Webmaster
Angela Hernandez
Chris Jantzen
Heidi Zinke