Our students are the inspiration for all of our programs and initiatives. Last season, we were able to provide support to many of our students, helping them to prepare for their futures and provided them with life-long memories.
"DYAO...is something I've looked forward to every single weekend. Regardless of how good or bad the rest of my week may have gone, I've always known DYAO would bring me a ray of sunlight every week...DYAO has meant everything to me and given me more that I ever could have hoped for in a youth orchestra." - Tatia | YAO '18
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students graduated and attending college
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"DYAO is and will be an unforgettable facet in my life. I have gained numerous close friendships and with that, have always found confidence in the program's education and standard of practice. I would not be in the position I am now without the program, and I am grateful for everything I've experiences throughout my time in it. I will hod the program within me as I progress onward." - Malcolm | YAO '19
Our Programs by the Numbers
What a year! Last year saw an increase in our programming, a tour to Europe for our advanced ensemble, and a record number of events. We can't wait for you to see what we have in store for you next.
"DYAO has been an immensely thorough learning experience. It has taught me how to strive to become the best musician I can be, and it has given me vital skills in orchestral musicianship." - Cora | YAO '19
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tour concerts across Europe
Our Community by the Numbers
The DYAO community is the backbone of our programs. The work towards our mission wouldn't be possible without our generous community of supporters, volunteers, and foundations.
"I don’t even know where to begin to thank you for allowing Elena the life-changing experience of performing with The Piano Guys last night at Red Rocks. She was SO in her element along with her amazing peers from DYAO and I could not have been more happy for her. I could clearly see she was completely into it like I had never seen before! You’re changing lives, literally️️." - Sophia | YAO Parent
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