The Cuban American Youth Orchestra (CAYO), an independent 501(c)(3) organization, promotes cultural diplomacy through collaboration, performance and education.

CAYO promotes and strengthens the US-Cuba relationship through musical expression of all genres with an emphasis on orchestral music

CAYO provides collaborative performance opportunities, professional support, and cultural enrichment to participating students across the US and Cuba

CAYO trains participants to be citizen ambassadors for US and Cuba on the world stage, securing stronger futures for all.

Travel to Cuba with CAYO on an Arts Delegation

Our next delegation brings musicians and citizen diplomats to Havana

under the Support for the Cuban People travel license.

February 26-March 2, 2020

For more info, click here

2019 CAYO Inaugural Tour

Juntos En Armonía • Together in Harmony
May 20-26, 2019

CAYO embarked on its first full orchestra tour this past spring, marking the first large-scale artistic collaboration between the United States and Cuba. Presented by the international concert tour management company Classical Movements, in association with the Cuban Institute of Music and the National Center for Concert Music, CAYO’s “Juntos en Armonía/Together in Harmony” tour saw the newly formed ensemble of college-aged American and Cuban musicians make its debut in Cuba.