David Kim, Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, will be serving as Honorary Audition Chairman for the 2014-2015 season. Mr. Kim is a member of the DCYO Advisory Board and is an ardent supporter of the orchestra.

"I consider DCYO to be the premier youth orchestra in our region. The music making is exceptional, the repertoire is fantastic, and all the members enjoy each other's company so much. There is a reason my 13-year-old daughter has been a member for years and looks forward to every rehearsal and concert - this orchestra is an important and cherished part of her life."

Auditions for new students begin in May and finish with the start of next season in September.

Auditions for 2014-2015 Season

Audition scheduling for the 2014-2015 DCYO and YMO season has now begun.  To schedule an audition, please click here to visit our Auditions page.  Students from all geographic areas are welcome to audition. Link to DCYO Auditions

Cristian Macelaru visits DCYO

Bass Section
Cristian Macelaru, Associate Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra and the DCYO 2014 Distinguished Visiting Artist, conducts students at rehearsal on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in preparation for their upcoming spring concert.  

Photo courtesy of John Tobias

Performance Hour

Tockwogh 2012

Student musicians on stage at Proclamation Presbyterian Church after an impressive DCYO Performance Hour on December 17, 2013.

Photo courtesy of Brad Smith

Fall 2013 Concert

Bass Section
DCYO bass section on stage at Strath Haven High School, November 2013. 

Photo courtesy of John Tobias

2013 Tockwogh Weekend

To view pictures of our students enjoying their annual September weekend of rehearsals and recreation at beautiful Camp Tockwogh in Maryland, please click here

Photo courtesy of John Tobias

The Delaware County Youth Orchestra, celebrating its 42nd season in 2013-2014,  is a highly selective, full-size symphony orchestra of talented young musicians through senior year of high school. The orchestra rehearses in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania at Proclamation Presbyterian Church, 278 Bryn Mawr Avenue. Its mission is to provide young people of exceptional ability with the opportunity to learn and perform major works from the standard symphonic repertoire, and to teach them the skills and discipline of orchestral performance. 

DCYO presents three concerts a year in locations throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. It has also participated in the Festival of Youth Orchestras in the U.S. and Canada. In recent years music director Brad Smith has included works of contemporary composers in the orchestra’s repertoire, most notably award-winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s tone poem blue cathedral, which DCYO performed in its May 2009 concerts. Earlier that spring DCYO had the privilege of rehearsing the piece with the composer, whose insights proved to be invaluable in terms of interpretation and perspective.

Click on “About DCYO” for more information.

  Go to our Photographs sections for pictures of our Camp Tockwogh weekend and 2013-2014 members.

The Delaware Valley Young Musicians’ Orchestra

For information about the Delaware Valley Young Musicians’ Orchestra, our younger group of musicians, please click here.


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Students on the stairs in the Kimmel Center celebrating their May 2012 performance
held in the Perelman Theatre.

Photo courtesy of John Tobias