The Cuban American Youth Orchestra (CAYO) is dedicated to providing educational and performance opportunities for student and pre-professional musicians from the US and Cuba through workshops, arts delegations, and cultural exchanges.

CAYO is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that serves as a musical link between the US and Cuba. Since its founding in December 2016, CAYO has been on the forefront of cultural engagement between the people of the US and Cuba. We are proud to have the friendship and assistance of the Minnesota Orchestra, the Sphinx Organization, 21C Media Group, and Classical Movements. With their help, CAYO programming offers students from both countries with opportunity, exposure, and a sense of optimism for our shared futures.

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.

Travel to Cuba with CAYO on an Arts Delegation

Our next delegation brings musicians and citizen diplomats to Havana, Matanzas and Trinidad

December 28, 2019-January 5, 2020

More info here