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GDYO Alumni Page

Graduates of the GDYO program are automatically members of the Alumni Association. Continued involvement in musical performance is not a criteria for membership. GDYO has thousands of alumni around the world, leading successful, productive lives in every imaginable field and profession, including music. We are proud of all of our alumni; we expect great things from you and would love to know where you are now, hear about your accomplishments and keep you up to date on GDYO happenings.

If you would like to help with the planning of GDYO Alumni activities, please e-mail us at alumni@gdyo.org.

Alumni Today

Dear GDYO Alumni,

We hope you are doing well!  Included in this article are two links that we think you will enjoy!

First, a fresh Alumni Newsletter with lots of fun updates about GDYO happenings.  Take a look.  Please make note of the red text that asks for your feedback--related to the survey!

Second, a survey to get your feedback on a few alumni-focused items.  Take a few minutes to complete this, please.

Upcoming Events

GDYO Season Finale and Spring Gala
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center  
Sunday, May 18, 2014
6:00 p.m. Silent Auction    6:30 p.m. Buffet Dinner    7:30 p.m. Concert
Dessert Reception Follows the Concert

On Sunday, May 18th, the Annual GDYO Season Finale and Spring Gala will be held at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.  As this is the only fundraising event for the youth orchestra so we hope you will attend.  The Gala benefits the GDYO Scholarship Fund and the GDYO Tour Fund, allowing deserving students a chance to not only experience the GDYO program, but also to be further enriched by experiencing new cultures while traveling and performing with their peers.  Our Honorary Chair this year is none other than Jesse Rosen, president and CEO of the League of American Orchestras.  You can read more about the event and Mr. Rosen on the GDYO Support page.

2013-2014 Season Concerts

Alumni, join us at one (or more!) the many performances in the 2013-2014 season.  Visit the Concerts page for more information.  In particular, we hope you will save the date for the Season Finale and GDYO Gala on Sunday, May 18, 2014.  We have a season full of interesting programming, collaborative concerts, and fantastic young performers.  You know how great these concerts are!  Bring along a new friend or meet up with other alumni.  And, please let us know if we can help reconnect you or, perhaps, host an alumni reception! 

GDYO Season Finale and Gala
A Prelude to Excellence and a Grand Finale
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center  
Sunday, May 19, 2013
6:00 p.m. Silent Auction    6:30 p.m. Buffet Dinner    7:30 p.m. Concert
Dessert Reception Follows the Concert

On Sunday, May 19th, the 41st Annual GDYO Gala, A Prelude to Excellence and A Grand Finale, will be held at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.  As this is the only fundraising event for the youth orchestra so we hope you will attend.  The Gala benefits the GDYO Scholarship Fund and the GDYO Tour Fund, allowing deserving students a chance to not only experience the GDYO program, but also to be further enriched by experiencing new cultures while traveling and performing with their peers.  

We are very fortunate to have Heather & Gerald C. Moore M.D. serve as our Gala Honorary Chairs.  Both Dr. and Mrs. Moore have been involved in GDYO for many years.  Mrs. Moore has served on the GDYO Board, is a past Chair of the GDYO Gala, has held numerous board positions and has donated countless hours to the organization. In addition to her dedication to the GDYO, she has served as President to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, President of the Association of Major Symphony Orchestra Volunteers and President of the Texas Association of Symphony Orchestras.     

The Gala evening will include the buffet dinner and silent auction before the concert.  Following the concert will be a dessert reception.  Some highlights of the silent auction include;  a 42” Flat Screen TV, trip to Disney Land, X-Box 360, and a priceless dinner for four by Conductor and Music Director Richard Giangiulio.  
 

2012-2013 Season Concerts

We invite and encourage alumni who are in the Dallas area to attend one of the many performances in the 2012-2013 season.  Visit the Concerts page for more information.  In particular, we hope you will save the date for the Season Finale and GDYO Gala on Sunday, May 19, 2013.  This season's concert will feature the winner of the GDYO concerto competition as well as a performance of Mahler's Symohony No. 4.  More information about tickets to this event will be available on this website in late winter. 

Do you have ideas?

Contact us at alumni@gdyo.org or call Amber Oosterwaal in the GDYO office for more information (214.528.7747) on upcoming events or if you are interested in helping us plan an event or reception.

Alumni Dues

GDYO Alumni Association Dues

  • $40 regular annual rate
  • $10 student annual rate

I would like to volunteer and help with GDYO Alumni Association activities

To pay by check: Please make checks payable to:

GDYO
3630 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75219

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