Community outreach and involvement is a vital component of our mission. From Pre-K children to high-school orchestra students, as well as older adults residing in Cascade Manor, our programs reach and impact a wide array of community members of every age. Read about our Soloist Outreach efforts and Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestra collaboration below, and check out the Little Music Playground and Young Soloist Competition pages for more information!

These programs are made possible through the generosity of many donors at all levels of giving, and we appreciate your support! Thinking about making a contribution? Click below to donate online, or call our office at (541) 345-6648 to ask how you can help support our mission!

Soloist Outreach

Each season, we bring in a wide range of world-renowned soloists to perform with OMP. In addition to their soloist performances with the orchestra, many of them participate in educational outreach programs, including masterclasses with students from the University of Oregon and Community Music Institute, and workshops with students from Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras. Many of them also give extra performances for wide-ranging audiences, from Pre-K students to residents of Cascade Manor.

Eugene-springfield youth orchestras

mentorship & Collaboration

Our musicians regularly work with students from Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras. We visit ESYO rehearsals to coach and mentor these students, giving young musicians an opportunity to work with professional musicians. Additionally, some ESYO musicians are invited to perform side-by-side with OMP at our final concert of the season.


Student voucher program

We strive to provide access to high-quality music to all students in the Eugene-Springfield area, and offer discounted student tickets for just $10. Additionally, as part of our partnership with ESYO, we offer free OMP concert tickets to ESYO students and their parents. In our 2017-2018 season, we were able to offer over 400 free student tickets to ESYO families!

This is one of the best perks ESYO could offer!

Our family loves music and it has been so wonderful to be able to share the moment with all of us together without worrying about the cost!
— Testimonials from ESYO Parents