Community Partnerships


Dallas Independent School District

In July of 2017, a partnership was formed between the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) and GDYO. 

Through this partnership, GDYO provides fully subsidized programming to under-served music programs within DISD. Programming includes private and class musical instruction, music teacher mentorships, and providing needed supplies. Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, GDYO Conductor, Susan Younghans, of both the YPO and DSE ensembles began weekly visits to both Kramer and Anne Frank Elementary. In the 2018-2019 season, GDYO will offer programming in elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools in DISD. Instruction and workshops will continue to include the discipline of classical music, but will also include jazz music workshops in the spring, anticipated to take place at Sunset, Woodrow Wilson, Booker T. Washington, Carter, and Skyline High Schools. While some local music organizations specialize in one programmatic offering to DISD, GDYO is the only organization to give the unique mix of in-school, consistent, specific services at the targeted sites requested by the district.