Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra

A nonprofit organization

Our Needs

Last year, we asked for your giving to help us build capacity to grow. We're pleased to announce this past season, DAAYO grew to its largest size ever – over 220 students for the 2023-2024 season.

Your giving helped us grow – and as we get larger, we will be increasing our own giving (financial aid and scholarships to students). Your giving during NTGD will go toward the following:

  • Scholarships: This season, we expect to give out over $5000 worth of tuition aid and scholarships to deserving music students in the North Texas area.
  • Japan trip rental fund: We have over 80 individuals going to Osaka and Kyoto for a performance and cultural exchange tour in June of 2024! (And potentially more to join in the coming weeks.) With the pleasant surprise of our large group size, we’ll need an extra budget allotment for rental fees (instruments, transportation, labor) of roughly $5000 (conservative estimate).

Once these two priority areas are covered, we’ll be using your $ to continue to fund our growth (smart targeted advertising spend, operational/seasonal part-time hiring, and commissioning new music pieces)

As always, we continue to offer high-level musical instruction and performance opportunities for all young musicians in the DFW area. We humbly ask for your support to help us develop and maintain these programs.


DAAYO's mission is to develop youths of high musical ability and outstanding character through our musically advanced, collaborative music programs which delight and serve the North Texas community. Our orchestras feature a distinctive Asian flair in their repertoire, and are comprised of youths from all cultural backgrounds.

Organization Data


Organization name

Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra

Tax id (EIN)




Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget

$100,000 - $249,999

Counties Served


BIPOC Serving

Asian/Pacific Islander

BIPOC Leadership

Both the Executive Director/CEO and Board Chair


420 Maplelawn Dr.
Plano, TX 75075



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