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Who We Are

Mission & History

Our Story

Our mission is to provide the finest possible youth orchestra programs to inspire and educate young musicians through the performance of great works of music and to offer valuable cultural opportunities to 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


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