Openings Remain

For the 2014-2015 season, openings remain for bassoon, horn, trumpet, tuba, and percussion players.  Students who play one of these instruments may make an appointment to audition on August 28. Click Here

DCYO Welcomes our new Conductor and Music Director Andrew Hauze


A conductor, pianist, and organist, Andrew Hauze was named Music Director and Conductor of the Delaware County Youth Orchestra in 2014. He has been on the faculty of Swarthmore College since 2006, where he directs the College Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, teaches classes in conducting, orchestration, and music theory, and serves as the college's Concert Manager. His recent projects at Swarthmore include a performance as pianist in Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the Swarthmore Wind Ensemble and collaborations with violinist David Kim and pianist Marcantonio Barone, both with the Swarthmore College Orchestra.

Mr. Hauze frequently performs as a guest pianist and conductor with Astral Artists. He has conducted concert arias by Mozart and the Philadelphia premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's Ayre in Perelman Theater, and in 2014 he conducted Oliver Knussen's Hums and Songs of Winnie the Pooh. He particularly enjoys collaborating as a pianist with Astral Community Engagement, performing with Astral Artists in schools and retirement communities throughout the Philadelphia area. He serves on the Program and Education & Community Engagement committees, and on Astral's National Auditions panel.

Mr. Hauze has conducted productions of Domenick Argento's "Postcard from Morocco" at the Curtis Opera Theatre, and of Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'amore" and Gluck's "Orfeo ed Euridice" at Swarthmore College. He has also served as a vocal coach at the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music and for the CoOperative Program at Westminster Choir College. Previously active as an organist and choral conductor, Andrew Hauze holds the Fellowship and Choirmaster certifications from the American Guild of Organists.

Mr. Hauze graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2007, where he majored in orchestral conducting. He received his B.A. in music from Swarthmore College and his A.A. from Bard College at Simon's Rock.


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 2012Student musicians on stage at Proclamation Presbyterian Church after an impressive DCYO Performance Hour on May 20, 2014. 

Photo courtesy of John Tobias

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 43rd season in 2014-2015,  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