June 27 - FREE Year-end show at Trinosophes 1464 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207 culminates our electric violin workshop series with teaching artists Scott Murphy, Sterling Toles, Molly Jones, Moxie Strings and Rafael Statin. Performance & album tracks feature samples of acoustic and electric violin, the youths' voices, and an MPC. Scott & Sterling will play alongside the students at this event. Please consider backing us on Kickstarter to help pay for album & show production.
June 16 - Let's Make Electronic Music! 4pm workshop at Allied Media Conference at Wayne State University. We will build layers of sound together using Mr Scott`s suitcase of knobs, electric violins, rhythm instruments, our voices and help from the violinists of Detroit Youth Volume. Register.
May 27 - Detroit Youth Volume presents on a panel "Access and Equity in the Suzuki Community: Strategies for Successful Engagement" at the Suzuki Biennial Conference. Suzuki teachers Calida Jones, Mark Mutter, and Ashley Nelson, along with facilitator Dan Browning, will share their insights and experiences educating students and teachers who don’t typically have access to the Suzuki method. With the engagement of session participants, panelists plan to discuss supportive strategies for the wider Suzuki community to deepen our efforts to make a first-class Suzuki education truly accessible to prospective students, parents, and teachers, regardless of their economic or social status.
March 25 - 3pm Solo Recital at Allesee Hall in Detroit Symphony Orchestra building. Enter through front door on Woodward.
March 4 - 4pm Hamtramck Public Library at Hamtramck Music Festival. DYV student representatives and Mr Scott lead electronic music-making workshop. FREE!
February 15 - DYV community strategy meeting at the DSO. Thursday night Group Class will perform at 6pm.
December 10 - Palmer Park Winterfest performance in the log cabin.
November 18 - 2-4pm Violin Art Auction & Holiday Party at Holding House
August 26 - 12:30pm Detroit LIVE a free community block party celebrating music, art, food and community at Heidelberg Project from 12-8pm. 3600 Heidelberg St in Detroit.
August 7 - 5pm Urban Stringz camp recital at Red Dunn Kitchen 1331 Trumbull St Ste 100, Detroit, Michigan 48216. Food Available for purchase.
August 4 - 3:30pm PheonixPhest Grande Jazz Camp recital at Eastern Michigan University
July 22 - 4pm Crash Detroit marching band festival at Lincoln Street Art Park 5926 Lincoln St, Detroit, MI 48208. We are following Gabriel Brass Band! Entire event runs 2-8pm at the park + 8-midnight at Marble Bar.
July 22 - 1:15pm Beacon Park Family Day performance celebrating a new downtown Detroit park at 1903 Grand River, corner of Cass Ave. Youth performances, interactive art activities, pop-up retail vendors, and games. Event is 12-6pm. FREE and open to all!
July 21 - 1pm 1967 Uprising 50th Anniversary at Gordon Park 9125 Rosa Parks Boulevard. Event presented by Brothers Always Together.
June 19 - Jazz Violin "The Detroit Way" at N'Namdi Gallery
April 9 - DYV Solo Recital in Allesee Hall
March 18 - DYV cookbook release party 3-5pm Meldrum Soup Kitchen
February 12 - Dilla Youth Day performance during Youth Showcase. Chalres H Wright Museum of African American History
January 29 - Palmer Park WinterFest & Doggie Fashion Parade. Performance between 2 and 3pm in heated tent.
December 10 - Ceramics, Prints & Violins tea party fundraiser for DYV at Holding House
December 3 - Super Solstice Show for Noel Night at Cass Commons
November 27 - Kids Day at Third Wave Music grand opening
November 17 - Lower East Side Community Grant Program networking event at MASH Detroit
September - pitch session for Catapult
September - pitch session for My Brother's Keeper
September 19 - Sterling Toles album release at Paramita Sound
August 31 - Detroit SOUP at Belle Isle Cricket Field
August 13 - Detroit Youth Volume album release party at MOCAD
June 18 - Allied Media Conference, soothing strings for Orlando Healing Circle
June 3 - End of year gathering for parents, teachers and students at Sound House for Picture Day, surveys & potluck
May 21 - Hip Hop Violin Album promo event at Third Man Records
February 7th - Dilla Youth Day hosted by The Foundation at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
February 27 - Detroit BOLD Presents: In the Spirit of Sadie Hawkins at Eastern Market
August 21 - DYV Fundraiser Altered Violin Art Auction at Holding House Detroit
August 22 - Temple of I AM 8th Annual Community Health Fair
September 12 - Eastern Market busking and text vote promotion
September 13 - Feedom Freedom Growers Free Concert against eviction foreclosures to support Lela Whitfield
October 16 - Suzuki violin Play-in and Potluck for friends & family at St Charles Parish
October 21 - Young Artist Award Wayne County Council for Arts, History & Humanities awards ceremony
November 18 - featured performers at Classical Revolution Detroit with CutTime Simfonica at St CeCe's
December 12 - Teatro del Niños collaborative performance with Sterling Toles at Mexicantown Mercado
Detroit Youth Volume can be seen at events that celebrate youth, culture & community-building. We especially love to put our youth in concert with local musicians of color. Paid performances are an earned-income strategy for the non-profit. Donated performances may be provided for events that align with our mission if performance honorariums are unavailable.