Skip to main content

Who We Are

Mission & History

Our Story

The mission of DYAO is to expose young musicians and audiences to the joy and beauty of symphonic music, pursuing excellence through exceptional orchestral training, unique & diverse performance opportunities, and new pathways to symphonic experiences.

Ultimately, we seek to cultivate the next generation of musicians who will reimagine the future of symphonic music in our community.

For over 40 years, the Denver Young Artists Orchestra has nurtured the talents of the Rocky Mountain region’s finest young musicians as an integral part of their musical education.  DYAO transforms the lives of young musicians by giving them the inspiration, support, and skills to be tomorrow’s great musicians and leaders.

Our alumni have moved on to top universities and conservatories, many of them performing with the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Metropolitan Opera, Colorado Symphony, and many other fantastic organizations.  As arts supporters, concert-goers, community professionals, and professional musicians, they contribute to the cultural fabric of their communities.

Our Impact This Year

  • Scholarships Awarded


  • Volunteer Hours


  • Dollars Raised


  • Program Participants


© 2022 Denver Young Artists Orchestra

Powered by Firespring