Henry Wolf

Henry Wolf's Fundraiser

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Donate to NOTES 2023 today!

By supporting the NOTES campaign, YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

$500 towards $1,000

I joined EYSO’s Youth Symphony last summer at the start of the 2022-23 season as an orchestral pianist. Prior to joining Youth Symphony, I’ve never played with an orchestra as a pianist, and the experience at EYSO has taught me everything I know about playing with an ensemble as a pianist, which will continue to be a useful skill for me later on, as I intend to major in music. It also has allowed me to explore orchestral repertoire like Respighi’s “Pines of Rome” and Prokofiev’s “Lieutenant Kije”. The conductor, Matthew Sheppard, always gives unique insights into the pieces we’re learning and he’s taught me how to really bring out the narrative in music despite it not being explicitly written. EYSO also gives me an opportunity to play on a higher quality instrument than the one I have at home. Usually, the only time I get to play on a full grand piano is at my recitals, but now I have access to one at every rehearsal each week which is a lot of fun.

EYSO's Youth Symphony is collecting donations as part of our annual fundraising campaign: NOTES. This campaign runs from January 22 to March 26.

This year, we are celebrating our 47th season with the theme Design. Today, EYSO serves nearly 400 students in 4th grade through college from 70 different communities via five orchestras, as well as percussion ensembles, Brass Choir and Flute Choir. The mission of EYSO is to create a community of young musicians, enriching their lives and the lives of their families, schools, communities, and beyond, through the study and performance of excellent music. By supporting the NOTES campaign, you are impacting the lives of so many!

Tuition covers only one-third of the total cost of each member’s participation in EYSO. Our NOTES campaign helps keep tuition reasonable and offsets program costs. Donations of any size can make a real impact!

In addition to offsetting the cost of tuition, the generosity of people like you also helps to:

  • Provide a more diverse repertoire of music.
  • Support guest coaches and conductors who are leaders in the field of music education.
  • Allows EYSO to have a broader reach by offering innovative community programs and initiatives.

Thank you so much for supporting the students of EYSO and the power of music education!