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.


To participate in any EYO orchestra, the fee is $250 for the 1st child, $200 for the 2nd child, and $150 for each additional child in the same household. If the annual tuition is not paid in full OR an alternative arrangement is not negotiated in writing before 12/31/2019, your child will not be permitted to participate in rehearsals or concerts for the remainder of the year. If you have a significant financial need, there's a limited scholarship funds available to help reduce tuition. For any of the financial questions or assistance, please contact EYO Treasurer, Mrs. Cassie Mehlhop at cassie.mehlhop@gmail.com.

Tuition may be paid online or by mail to the address below:
Eastern Youth Orchestras
P.O. Box 3257
Greenville, NC 27836

Board Members

Sandy Sanchez Redondo, President
Jody Baumgartner, Webmaster & Concert Program Designer
Angela Hernandez, Concert Program Ad Coordinator
Chris Jantzen, Secretary
Anna Leggett, Fundraising Coordinator
Cassie Mehlhop, Treasurer
Reggie Obi, Member at Large
Heidi Zinke, Pitt County Arts Representative