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Are you ready to perform with other like-minded musicians from across the DelMarVa Peninsula?
Play With the Best
The DelMarVa Youth Jazz Orchestra is an audition only ensemble comprised of talented performers from across the peninsula.
The Jazz Repertoire
The DYJO plays the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich and more.
The DYJO performs 3 ticketed concerts per season as well as regional festivals and concert series.
Instructors & Clinicians
Study with some of the best musicians in the region including guest soloists performing with the DYJO and workshops presented by visiting master musicians.
Fred Hughes, Director
The DelMarVa Youth Jazz Orchestra has the following instrumentation:
1st Alto Saxophone (lead)
2nd Alto Saxophone
1st Tenor Saxophone
2nd Tenor Saxophone
1st Trumpet (lead)
1st Trombone (lead)
Bass Trombone (4th)
Bass (preferably playing both acoustic and electric)
Auditions will take place in July and August of 2021 with the specific dates, times and locations posted on the Jazz Alive website in June. You will be asked to perform the following:
Two prepared selections
Sight-reading from the big band repertoire
All auditionees will be notified of audition results by Friday, August 27.
Anyone ages 15 to 18 as of September 1, 2021 may audition for the DYJO.
The DYJO season runs from September 2021 to May 2022.
Rehearsals will be held from 11am to 1pm on the following Saturdays:
September 11, 2021
September 25, 2021
October 9, 2021
October 23, 2021
November 6, 2021
November 13, 2021
December 4, 2021
December 18, 2021
January 8, 2022
January 22, 2022
February 12, 2022
February 26, 2022
March 12, 2022
March 26, 2022
April 9, 2022
April 23, 2022
May 7, 2022
May 14, 2022
DYJO Ticketed Performance Schedule:
Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 7:30pm, location TBD
Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 7:30pm, location TBD
Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 7:30pm, location TBD
Tuition is $200 per member for the 9 month DYJO season which includes 2 rehearsals per month and a minimum of 3 concerts for the season.
Tuition Assistance is available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
See the DYJO Handbook for complete details of DYJO membership requirements and expectations.
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DelMarVa Youth Jazz Orchestra Mission
DelMarVa Youth Jazz Orchestra (DYJO) is a youth program sponsored by Jazz Alive, a 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation, to offer professional-style rehearsal and performance opportunities to highly qualified high school musicians interested in the great jazz repertoire. The DYJO will bring performances across the DelMarVa Peninsula inspiring audiences and lifting expectations for the youth in the region.