professional orchestral preparation program for young musicians

The Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra develops, educates, and promotes young musicians.

RDYO is proud to offer 7 orchestral divisions comprised of Strings, Winds, Chamber and Symphony.

For over 50 years, RDYO is grateful for receiving unwavering support from the community as a non-profit organization.

Who We Are & What We Do

With a focus on children and youth, RDYO fosters development, knowledge, appreciation and the pursuit of excellence in the field of ensemble/orchestral music. More broadly, RDYO strives to benefit young people by establishing the basis for a positive lifelong relationship with music, offering enjoyable and enriching experiences through socialization and accomplishment, and extending the reach of musical education equitably. Click here for more information on our history.

RDYO also seeks to benefit the community at large, providing entertainment value and exposure to high quality musical experiences, encouraging involvement in and support of ensemble music-making, and bolstering local communities through representation.

Orchestral Divisions

Most advanced and experienced players featuring strings and winds

Advanced string players at RCM Level 6-9

Intermediate string players at RCM Level 4-7

Junior string players at RCM Level 3-5

Advanced wind players with more than 3 years experience

Junior wind players with 1-2 years experience

Advanced string players performing in a chamber setting

RDYO as a Non-Profit

DOnations and community Support

RDYO is a registered Canadian Charity that relies on community and government support. Explore our links below to find out more about how you can donate, and the impact it makes.

Supporting our young musicians in our community

Community Outreach and Youth Musical Development

RDYO is fortunate to have these talented and dedicated staff and faculty members. Our conductors and coaches are professional musicians with a wealth of experience

Our Board of Directors consists of volunteers who generously donate their time, knowledge and experience in governing the organization

RDYO is proud to offer bursaries for students and are awarded based on financial need. Scholarships are offered through competitions held within RDYO


Excerpt from our 50th anniversary concert at the chan centre, RDYO Symphony division joined by Alumni and FACULTY

In their own words


RDYO is like a family. I have had such a good time creating music with friends. I enjoy creating music with them and performing in concerts. It is such an incredible experience and one that I will always remember.

Jonah Cheung


Over the past seven years I have been able to grow as a musician along with a community of talented and like-minded individuals. I have learned so much throughout my time in RDYO, and I am so grateful to all of the staff for sharing their valuable knowledge and time with us.

Lili Markel


RDYO is like a family. I have had such a good time creating music with friends. I enjoy creating music with them and performing in concerts.

Claudia Doe


Gratitude to our Sponsors

Special thanks to our generous donors for your continued support for rdyo

We welcome you to be involved in your organization and appreciate donations that continue to support our operations and assure our future for generations to come.

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