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The Denver Young Artists Orchestra (DYAO) and Colorado Conservatory of Dance (CCD) have embarked upon a special collaboration to bring CCD's acclaimed anti-bullying program to area elementary schools with live performance music composed by Florence Price, noted as the first African-American woman to be recognized as a major symphonic composer. Adapted from the award-winning children’s book, "My Secret Bully" by Trudy Ludwig, CCD's ballet empowers youth to go beyond bystander by reinforcing safe, effective, and caring behaviors. 

DYAO is pleased to partner with Marczyk Fine Foods to help you with your holiday entertaining needs and support your favorite youth orchestra as well!

Meet composer Jessica Mays whose piece, "Anthem for Go," will be premiered by the Conservatory Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Joel Schut in our upcoming Epic Themes concert.

Colorado Symphony violinist Claude Sim will be featured in DYAO's upcoming Epic Themes.

  • - AJ, YAO Member
    - AJ, YAO Member

    Denver Young Artists Orchestra is an absolutely vital program for young people to express our curious joy for music, all while becoming well rounded young adults. There are very few programs out there that expect more "adult characteristics" from teenagers than a youth orchestra. Having experienced this myself, I truly believe that the Denver Young Artists Orchestra provides the future of our society with invaluable opportunities, a professional quality work environment, and a purpose for our learned skills that will guide our future towards a promising success.

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