Why Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra (DAAYO)?

  • Perform at formal venues (Eisemann Center, Dallas City Performance Hall, St. Andrew United Methodist Church)
  • 5 Orchestras ranging from beginner to advanced
  • Passionate, dynamic, award-winning conductors and sectional coaches
  • Play challenging music with musically inclined, dedicated peers
  • Opportunities for solo performances through concerto competitions
  • Chamber Music Group to hone musicianship
  • 5,000 sq.ft. rehearsal facility located at Coit Rd. and George Bush Turnpike 190
  • Fun, collaborative environment – leadership opportunities available through our student council
  • International Trips to Europe, Asia and beyond!

Our name is just a reflection of our founders’ heritage and the fact we play pieces with origins in Asia in additional to standard classical western music literature. Our orchestra is open to all young musicians!

Prospective students are encouraged to come and observe rehearsals | Financial Aid is available

Recent Highlights

  • Performing in Vienna and Salzburg, Austria in June of 2018
  • Symphony Orchestra performing with tenor William Joyner at the Charles W. Eisemann center (excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen, Lalo’s King of the Ys, and Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet)
  • Our orchestras playing with nationally recognized performers such as flutist Dr. James Scott, pianist Gustavo Romero, violist Dr. Susan Dubois, and clarinetist Dr. Garry Evans.
  • Colloboration with Chamberlain Performing Arts (Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker)
  • Performing in the Meyerson Lobby prior to Arabella Steinbacher playing Brahms at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
  • The National Endowment of the Arts recognizing and sponsoring us for our musical achievements and community activities.
  • Our Chamber Group giving a lobby performance at Chamber Music International’s concert featuring Clara Jumi-Kang.