Group Strings Class & Tune Up

DYAO’s Group String Class began at Park Hill Elementary in the fall of 2009 as a result of one of DYAO’s chamber ensembles, “Forte Five,” performing at the school the previous spring. This one-day-a-week, after-school class at Park Hill consists of twelve weeks of instruction followed by a performance demonstration for the entire student body and families of Park Hill Elementary. The program expanded to Polaris at Ebert Elementary in 2011 and Gilpin County School in 2012. Combined, the group strings program serves nearly 30 students.

Since 1992, the Denver Young Artists Orchestra has sponsored Tune Up! This program provides scholarships for disadvantaged students in the Denver area. It is hoped these students will join the Denver Young Artists Orchestra in the future, but they will also add to their school programs and other community youth orchestras as they progress.