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.