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Welcome to the Duke University String School!

The Duke University String School is a string education program that offers private lessons, group classes, large string ensembles, chamber music, theory classes and more for students age 5-18.


If you are interested in joining the String School, register here:
Contact Katharine.Whitmore@duke.edu for more information!

The Duke University String School is financially committed to helping families in the community who would not be able to participate otherwise.  We are grateful for all contributions, no matter the size, to the Dorothy Kitchen Scholarship Fund.


DUSS Ensemble Webpages and Blogs

Violin and Cello Group Class Webpage Links

- Beginner Cello
- Cello Choir I
- Cello Choir II
- Beginner Violin
- Violin Choir I
- Violin Choir II
- Violin Choir III

Orchestra Webpage Links

- Intermediate String Orchestra
- Concert String Orchestra
- Youth Symphony

Our Spring Semester began January 9, 2017 and runs through May 7th.  There are no rehearsals and classes on April 15th.


Faculty Recital! Saturday, January 28th, 4 PM in the Nelson Music Room.

Free admission: all donations will benefit The Dorothy Kitchen Scholarship Fund.

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Concerto Competition Winners

Our Concerto Competition took place on Saturday Dec 10th, a program of well prepared and beautifully played music. 

We are proud to announce the results: 

Concerto Competition Winners will perform as soloists with the DUSS Youth Symphony on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at 6:30pm in Baldwin Auditorium:

- Jane Parris, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, op. 64, I. Allegro molto appassionato

- Nicholas Woodrum, Kabalevsky Violin Concerto in C Major op. 48, I. Allegro molto e con brio

Honorable Mention Winners are invited to play in the DUSS Faculty Recital on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 4pm in the Nelson Music Room.

- Silvia Knappe and Sherry Chen, Navarra op. 33 by Sarasate

- William Graham, Boccherini Cello Concerto in Bb Major G. 482, I. Allegro moderato


Concert Dates: Spring Semester 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 4 PM:  Beginner  Groups and Violin/Cello Choirs, Nelson Music Room

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 6:30 PM: YS, CSO, ISO,  Baldwin Auditorium

Saturday, March 18th, 2017, 3,4,5,7 PM: Solo Recitals, Nelson Music Room

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 7 PM: Chamber Music,  Nelson Music Room

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 4 PM: Beginner  Groups and Violin/Cello Choirs,  Nelson Music Room

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 6:30 PM: YS, CSO, ISO,  Baldwin Auditorium



Summer Camp Dates: Monday, July 17 - Saturday July 22nd. More information and registration will become available in February.

Questions? Please email Katharine Whitmore: