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Join our corporate partner program



Founded in 1976, Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra attracts a national reputation for inspiring student curiosity, imagination, critical thinking, and collaboration.

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra auditions hundreds of students from nearly 70 cities in Illinois and Wisconsin, supports eight large ensembles of more than 300 student musicians, and operates a thriving Chamber Music Institute.

EYSO engages students intellectually as well as musically, encouraging critical-thinking skills that benefit future pursuits and inspiring students to become “expert noticers,” skilled in observing details and how they contribute to the whole. Artistic Director Matthew Sheppard, a leader in music education, builds a comprehensive curriculum each musical season – one that helps students develop artistically and technically – but also prepares them for a future of complex ideas, creative risk-taking, and leadership as global citizens.

EYSO’s thoughtful nurturing of musical and personal growth encourages students to become well-rounded, thoughtful communicators, and leaders in their ensembles, schools, and communities. Thousands of EYSO alumni hold successful careers as professional musicians, educators, and as leaders in their chosen field.

Become an EYSO Corporate Partner and align your company with the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Corporate partnership with EYSO promotes your company’s brand, rewards employees, and fosters your company’s reputation for corporate citizenship.

• At EYSO, we understand that corporate philanthropy looks different for each company.

• Whether it is underwriting a specific performance, sponsoring an Honors Chamber Ensemble, or funding an annual Camp, our team will work with yours to build a sponsorship package that fits your investment priorities.

• Corporate partnerships are critical to EYSO's financial vitality and stability, and we welcome companies of all sizes and contribution levels as our corporate partners. We are confident we can find an investment opportunity tailored to fit your needs.

To get started on a sponsorship package that works for you and your company, please contact Eric Larson, Executive Director, at or call (847) 997-2109.

Tax deductibility of membership benefits. Some membership benefits have value which, per Internal Revenue Service guidelines, may slightly affect your company’s tax deduction if you accept them in return for your contribution. If you elect not to accept the benefits offered, you may deduct the full amount of your gift. Simply notify us in writing and keep a copy for your records. Thank you!