Dulwich Youth Orchestra has been the home of holiday music courses for more than forty years.  Participants benefit from more than twenty highly professional and experienced tutors and to use the extensive facilities at Alleyn’s, including the Music School and the wonderful Michael Croft Theatre.  DYO offers opportunities for all orchestral musicians, aged 7 – 18, grade 2 – 8+.

On each course, the staff divides the students into various ensembles:

  • String Ensemble
  • Wind Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Senior String Orchestra
  • The Great Orchestra which involves all players

Students come from North & South of the river, from Kent and Sussex and beyond. Dulwich Youth Orchestra meets for five mornings (9.20am – 1pm) each school holiday and presents a concert on the last day. A limited number of bursaries are available. There are no auditions but you can see the recommended playing standards on their website.

The next course is at Alleyn’s School in July and applications are now open. Apply via www.dyodulwich.com and direct any queries to our Administrator, Ronke Olusanya at ronkedyo@outlook.com.  Latest updates via twitter @dyodulwich

2015 Dates

Summer: July 27 – 31 at Alleyn’s School (Concert 7 pm)
  • Christmas: December 27 – 31 at Dulwich College (Concert 2.30 pm)