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  • Uncategorized April 5, 2022

    Flutist Anthony Trionfo Brings Virtuoso Talents to DCYOP Masterclass

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    Flutist Anthony Trionfo Brings Virtuoso Talents to DCYOP Masterclass
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  • Uncategorized March 16, 2022

    Reflections from the Home Office

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    Reflections from the Home Office

    by Betsy Purves, Director of Development It’s a story we can repeat in our sleep these days: when the pandemic hit, everything about the way we learn and work changed. For DCYOP, this meant that all of our programming went online. And, along with hundreds of millions of other people across the world, our staff […]

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  • Uncategorized March 14, 2022

    Lessons From a Pandemic: What we learned may surprise you

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    Lessons From a Pandemic: What we learned may surprise you

    By Liz Schurgin, Executive Director This week marks the two-year anniversary of the start of the DC pandemic shutdown. Everything about how the DC Youth Orchestra Program operates changed overnight — and kept on changing. We taught online, created new community programming, presented digital performances, and later rehearsed and performed outdoors under large tents. As […]

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  • Uncategorized February 22, 2022

    Get to Know DCYOP – Ruben McFarlane

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    Get to Know DCYOP – Ruben McFarlane

    Get to Know DCYOP is a regular feature that introduces you to some of the many people who make DCYOP the amazing organization that it has been for over sixty years. Visit our blog regularly to see who you’ll meet next!  Ruben McFarlane has taught violin and viola at DCYOP for over four years. Most recently, […]

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  • Uncategorized January 5, 2022

    Get to Know DCYOP – Rosanna Butterfield & Foster Wang

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    Get to Know DCYOP – Rosanna Butterfield & Foster Wang

    Get to Know DCYOP is a regular feature that introduces you to some of the many people who make DCYOP the amazing organization that it has been for over sixty years. Visit our blog regularly to see who you’ll meet next!  [hr] Cellist Rosanna Butterfield and violinist Foster Wang are a teaching dynamic duo at […]

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  • Uncategorized December 23, 2021

    DCYOP Students Take the Stage Once Again

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    DCYOP Students Take the Stage Once Again
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  • Uncategorized December 9, 2021

    New Initiative Supports our BIPOC Student-Musicians

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    New Initiative Supports our BIPOC Student-Musicians

    By Elizabeth Schurgin, Executive Director DCYOP and its partners are launching a major new talent development program in 2022 for student-musicians who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. The initiative provides comprehensive musical support, including scholarships, mentorship, and other unique opportunities, to talented young musicians in their personal musical journeys.  The Washington Musical […]

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  • Uncategorized December 7, 2021

    Community Drives Our Mission

    by dcyouthAdmin
    Community Drives Our Mission

    By Elizabeth Schurgin, Executive Director [space_20] Any plan for future success requires knowing what has made our successes to date possible. So when renown arts management expert and former president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Michael Kaiser called DCYOP a “model for growth” and one of the “best managed” arts […]

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  • Uncategorized December 4, 2021

    Expanding Our Commitment to Diverse New Repertoire for Youth Ensembles 

    by dcyouthAdmin
    Expanding Our Commitment to Diverse New Repertoire for Youth Ensembles 

    When you think of world premieres of musical works, you probably don’t think about them taking place in our school music classrooms or at youth orchestra concerts. But DCYOP and the K-12 New Music Project is working to change that. Later this year our students will play two new works by living composers of color, part of our commitment to […]

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