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  • Uncategorized November 23, 2021

    2022 International Tour Announcement!

    by dcyouthAdmin
    2022 International Tour Announcement!

    DCYOP’s Youth Orchestra, our most advanced ensemble, will travel to Seville, Spain, spend a day in Córdoba, and visit the Alhambra, perform in Lisbon, Portugal and Málaga and Torremolinos, Spain, rehearse, take masterclasses, and perform with Orquesta ProMusica during a 10-day tour, June 25-July 4, 2022. Touring is a transformational experience our students look forward to for years. […]

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  • Uncategorized November 18, 2021

    Program Spotlight: Living a Musical Life Through the Talent Development Program

    by dcyouthAdmin
    Program Spotlight: Living a Musical Life Through the Talent Development Program

    By Lucy Hattemer, Program Manager [space_20] It takes a lot to succeed in the music world. Orchestra rehearsals, sectional classes, weekly private lessons, connections to professional musicians, performance opportunities, time for regular practice, knowledge of summer programs…the list goes on, and it all adds up to create a high barrier to participation. [space_20] At DCYOP, […]

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  • Uncategorized November 9, 2021

    Choosing the Music: Fun and Serious Work

    by dcyouthAdmin
    Choosing the Music: Fun and Serious Work

    By Evan Ross Solomon, Artistic Director   Each year, one of the most fun parts of my job is choosing repertoire for our ensembles. It is also a challenge: as Artistic Director, I must balance the pedagogical needs and desires of our students, the interests of our principal conductors, and the current trends in concert […]

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  • On This Day October 21, 2021

    On This Day in 1975: Scott Joplin’s Opera, Treemonisha, Made Its Broadway Debut

    by dcyouthAdmin
    On This Day in 1975: Scott Joplin’s Opera, Treemonisha, Made Its Broadway Debut

    As the Metropolitan Opera debuts its first opera by a Black composer, we remember another historic opera that received its long overdue debut less than fifty years ago. Many people know Scott Joplin as the “King of Ragtime,” a prolific composer of over 100 works that defined a distinctly American genre of music that first emerged […]

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  • Uncategorized September 21, 2021

    Kicking Off a New Season

    by dcyouthAdmin
    Kicking Off a New Season

    On Saturday, September 18th, the hallways of Takoma Elementary School were once again echoing with the sweet sound of live music on every floor. All nine DCYOP ensembles, ranging from Debut Orchestra and Premiere Winds to the Youth Philharmonic and Orchestra, were back in person and ready to kick off the new season. “Just having […]

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  • featured August 5, 2021

    DCYOP Honored at Events DC Celebration of Community Grant Awardees

    by dcyouthAdmin

    DCYOP was proud to be recognized this summer as a repeat recipient of an Events DC Community Grant. Through this program, Events DC provides financial support to a wide variety of non-profit organizations that have demonstrated dedication to youth participation in athletic and arts programs across the district. Check out this great feature video about our programs (filmed […]

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  • Uncategorized April 16, 2021

    Youth Musicians Revive In-Person Rehearsal, Outdoors

    by dcyouthAdmin

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: David Connerty-Marin | 207-831-3313 | [email protected] Download raw video – DCYOutside Official Launch   Youth Musicians Revive In-Person Rehearsals, Outdoors Over 200 youth musicians rehearsed “in real life” on Saturday, meeting in person for the first time in more than a year. Under a tent on a […]

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  • Uncategorized February 27, 2016

    The Score: Winter 2016

    by dcyouthAdmin
    The Score: Winter 2016

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  • Uncategorized October 9, 2015

    Introducing our *new* newsletter!

    by dcyouthAdmin
    Introducing our *new* newsletter!

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