Founded in 1998, The Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra (DAAYO) is a non-profit youth orchestra that provides music students in the north Texas area an opportunity to play classical music in an ensemble setting. The music we play is mostly western classical music, but we also include in our performances a selection of classical music drawn from Asian composers and sources. These pieces include both traditional and modern pieces with origins in China, Japan, Korea and other East Asian countries – hence our name. The orchestra is open to all students (string and wind players) in the north Texas area.