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Please join DYAO in celebrating our TWO winners of the YAO Concerto Competition, AJ Hudson and Rhianna Lingle! 

Learn more about this internship!

Please join us in congratulating Luciana Lee-Chang on her well deserved win!

Our newest String Ensemble Concerto Winner is first year DYAO member Leonardo Kim! 

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.

Oboist Laura Lambrech is this season's YAO Wind Concerto Competition Winner.

Yumi Hwang-Williams is the concertmaster for the Colorado Symphony and will be the featured guest artist in YAO's upcoming Art & Poetry: East Meets West.

DYAO opens season with Art & Poetry: East Meets West, featuring the Young Artists Orchestra and Colorado Symphony Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams.

Tori Rognerud is a flutist with the Young Artists Orchestra and a member of the Class of 2021!

Annabella Brotherston is a trumpet player with the Young Artists Orchestra and a member of the Class of 2021!

Kristen Isaly is a flutist with YAO and a member of the Class of 2021!

Bryce Medlyn is a Senior from Weld County and member of the Class of 2021!

Yana Batazhan is a Senior from Jefferson County and a member of the Class of 2021!

Caytlin Sylvester is a senior from Arapahoe County and a member of the Class of 2021!

Sophie Urban is a Senior from El Paso County and a member of the Class of 2021!

Jessie Zimmermann is a Senior from El Paso County and a member of the Class of 2021!

Anthony Elliott has garnered critical acclaim for his performances as a concert cellist, conductor, and soloist. Mr. Elliott is a featured soloist in YAO's upcoming Musical Monuments.

Alex LaMotte is a Senior from Douglas County and a member of the Class of 2021!

Adalaide Graham is a senior in Jefferson County and a member of the Class of 2021!

Jack Bratten is a violist with the Conservatory Orchestra and a member of the Class of 2021!

The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Youth Ensemble is collaborating with DYAO's String Ensemble in our upcoming To Bloom Again.

Kevin Chen is a clarinetist with the Conservatory Orchestra and a member of the Class of 2021!

Jherrard M. Hardeman is a composer and conductor from Detroit, Michigan. Hardeman is the first composer to premier a piece through the "Hear the Future: A New Works Initiative." He currently studies Orchestral Conducting with David Robertson at The Juilliard School in NYC.

Michael Young is a violinist with YAO and a member of the graduating Class of 2021!

Emily Rowe is a violist with Conservatory Orchestra and a member of the graduating Class of 2021!

Lauren O'Connor is an oboist from the Young Artists Orchestra and a member of the graduating class of 2021!

Saloni Dangre is a violist in YAO and a member of the graduating Class of 2021!

DYAO has established the YMF Awards for Concerto Competition Winners thanks to an $85K donation by the Young Musicians Foundation of Colorado (YMF).

Check out our feature on Mile High Living with Gina Belich, where our Executive Director talks about Chamber Serenades and featuring one of the winners of the 2020 Wind Concerto Competition, Hana Flood.

Tori Rognerud and Hana Flood were selected the winners of this season's YAO Wind Concerto Competition.

Maestro Wes Kenney is bestowed prestigious honor by The American Prize.

The Denver Young Artists Orchestra is the Winner of the 2020 American Prize Ernst Bacon Memorial Award in the youth/school ensemble division.

On the latest installment of A Day in the Life of DYAO, Amelia chats with Conservatory Orchestra Conductor Joel Schut.

Eliot Hodges is a cellist with YAO and a member of the Class of 2020!

Anouk Schembri is a cellist with the Conservatory Orchestra and a member of the Class of 2020!

Daniel Chouinard is a cellist with YAO and a member of the Class of 2020!

Karen Cheng is a violist with YAO and member of the graduated Class of 2020!

DYAO has been selected as a National Finalist for two awards by The American Prize.

Dr. Joel Schut joins the DYAO Family!

Natalie Angstadt is a violinist with YAO and a member of the Class of 2020.

Christina Johnson is violinist with YAO and a member of the Class of 2020!

Mary Beth Ervin is a violinist with YAO and a member of the Class of 2020.

Owen Eichenseer is a horn player with YAO and a member of the Class of 2020.

Cole Toothaker is a horn player in YAO and a member of the Class of 2020!

Our Impact This Year

  • Scholarships Awarded

    $37049

  • Volunteer Hours

    750

  • Dollars Raised

    $46000

  • Program Participants

    250

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