Celebrating TWO DECADES of empowering traditional orchestras, choirs, and bands with 21st century skills, we provide the means for young people to think and act creatively through music making and music sharing.
EYS offers music education programs that focus on alternative styles, improvisation, and self-expression through contemporary and diverse music; providing students with unparalleled, transformative learning opportunities.
Our most popular program is an immersive 2-day workshop plus concert.
(5 hours of workshop/rehearsal time on day one; 3 hour dress rehearsal and evening concert on day two).
From a 1-day visit to a full-fledged residency, we'll tailor EYS
to fit the needs of you and your students.
“I’M A SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT DEALING WITH TESTING OPT OUTS. MUSICIANS ARE TESTED EVERY TIME THEY ARE ON THE STAGE. WATCHING THE STUDENTS RISE TO THE HIGH STANDARDS THAT MARK WOOD SETS FOR THEM AND SEEING THE JOY ON THEIR FACES AS THEY DO IT MAKES ME REALIZE THE TRUE POWER THAT MUSIC HAS TO BUILD SELF ESTEEM AND BELIEF IN A CHILD’S ABILITY TO REACH THEIR POTENTIAL. WAY TO GO MARK! NO ONE WILL EVER OPT OUT ON YOUR STAGE!”
“IF YOU ARE A STRING TEACHER YOU NEED TO DO THIS!!! IT HAS OPENED MY EYES TO SO MANY POSSIBILITIES! IT ALSO HAS SHOWN ME A DIFFERENT WAY TO GO ABOUT TEACHING MUSIC! THE EXCITEMENT THAT MARK BRINGS IS CONTAGIOUS! MY CLASSES ARE STILL PUMPING FROM HIS VISIT AND HOPEFULLY I CAN KEEP THIS ENERGY GOING!”
Laura Mitchell, Orchestra Director