DAAYO’s Mission 

Since its inception in 1998, DAAYO’s mission as a nonprofit has been to develop youths of high musical ability and outstanding character through a musically advanced, professionally run youth orchestra which delights and serves the North Texas community. Our orchestra features a distinctive Asian flair to its repertoire, and is comprised of youths from all cultural backgrounds.

How we accomplish our mission

  • Weekly rehearsals with dynamic and award-winning conductors
  • Sectional coaching with professional musicians/instrumentalists
  • Community based concerts throughout the DFW area
  • Collaboration with other arts groups, professional soloists
  • Opportunities for students to perform as soloists through winning concerto competitions
  • A warm and collaborative environment focused on development and learning
  • International Performance Trips to create memories for a lifetime

Results of our mission

  • Recognition by the Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts
  • Many of our students are some of the best middle school and high school musicians in the area, including All-Region, All-Area, and All-State students
  • Our students gain a lifetime appreciation of classical music regardless of whether they decide to pursue this as a career!