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Experience DCYOP


Youth Orchestra European Tour Bon Voyage Concert

Date July 6th Saturday
Time 7:00 pm
UDC Theater of the Arts - 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW
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Spring Ensemble Concerts

Date May 18th Saturday
Time 12:00 pm , 3:15 pm , 5:30 pm
May 19th Sunday
1:00 pm , 5:15 pm
UDC Theater of the Arts - 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW
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  • 24countries toured
  • 38000hours of rehearsals per year
  • 63years of musical excellence

Students highlights

International tour


Touring is a transformational experience our students look forward to for years. Students experience a new culture and foods, see how orchestras work in another part of the world, and share time with friends who share a passion for music, away from the stresses of daily lives, with some independence to explore, as well. Many alumni remember it as their defining experience with the organization.

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Our partners

DCYOP partners with local and nationally-renowned music and education organizations to deliver world-class opportunities to our students.

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The Kennedy Center is the nation’s performing arts center and living memorial to President John F. Kennedy. Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., the Center presents more than 2,000 performances each year across all genres, and is also home to artistic affiliates Washington National Opera and National Symphony Orchestra. The Center reaches millions of students, teachers, and families each year through its local and national school and community partnerships, as well as performances and experiences for young audiences. In 2019, the REACH—the first expansion in the Center’s 50-year history—opened to the community, creating a 21st century arts campus which promotes both formal and informal artistic interactions, and ensures all visitors to the Center can have meaningful artistic interactions, whether on stage or behind the scenes.

Founded in 1931, the National Symphony Orchestra has demonstrated its firm commitment to artistic excellence and music education through a wide range of programs that reach audiences across the country and around the world. In addition to performing approximately 150 concerts of innovative programming each season, the NSO conducts an extensive education program, including career development opportunities for young musicians, as well as nationally recognized community engagement projects such as NSO In Your Neighborhood and the Kennedy Center’s Sound Health partnership with Renee Fleming and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 1986, the National Symphony became an artistic affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where it has performed a full season of subscription concerts since the Center opened in 1971.

Levine Music is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Levine’s core values – excellence and opportunity – infuse everything we do. Our distinguished faculty offers a broad and well-rounded curriculum that provides a strong musical foundation for students of different ages, abilities, and interests. We strive to make Levine’s education available to everyone. Hundreds of students receive substantial scholarship assistance; many hundreds more receive free instruction through fully funded in-school programs.

WMPI is committed to enhancing the diversity of the Baltimore and Washington D.C. region’s classical music community, recognizing that by providing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment for our students, we are preparing them for personal and professional success in an increasingly global society. The WMPI community recognizes that it has a responsibility for creating and sustaining a learning environment where difference is valued, and where equity and inclusion are practiced.