The Empire State Youth Orchestras’ mission is to challenge and inspire young people to achieve excellence in music through intensive instruction and high level performance opportunities.
Each season, more than 320 talented musicians, ages 9-18, from the greater Capital Region of New York and western New England, enjoy outstanding educational and performance opportunities as members in one or more of ESYO’s two full orchestras, wind orchestra, string ensemble, two jazz ensembles, and three percussion ensembles.
The month of March has been officially designated Music In Our Schools Month, the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation.
This morning we find out what the Empire State Youth Orchestra is up to to commemorate. Helen Cha-Pyo is Music Director for ESYO and joins us along with John Connolly – CHIME (Creating Harmony, Invigorating Music Education) Program Director.