The Chamber Music Program develops musicians into strong chamber music performers. Chamber music is a team effort but one that requires each musician's personal commitment to give their best. Chamber Music placement is based on group and coach availability during the fall and spring semesters. Chamber Music Auditions: Saturday, September 17th from 9am-12pm, 2016.  These auditions are for students... read more »

Music Theory I  (Fall Semester) Includes all the basic building blocks that make up music. Students will study staff notation, key signatures, intervals, triads, 7th chords, ear training, and even conducting. Theory I sets the foundation for the rules and construction of Western- European music composition. Available to: DUSS musicians learning... read more »

Viola for Violinists Viola for Violinists is a class for violin students in the ISO, CSO, and YS level who are interested in learning about how to play the viola.  Violists are always in hot demand, both in chamber music and in string orchestras.  Whether you want to add viola to your wheelhouse, or are considering making the switch, take this class!  It's a great opportunity for students to give... read more »

In Master Classes, students play a solo piece in a practice performance setting and receive comments on their work.   Performance classes like these are incredibly helpful for students to gain experience and confidence performing solo works in a supportive environment.  These classes are informative for students participating, as well as students and parents observing.  Students are encouraged to... read more »

​DUSS Concerto Competition  The 2016 Duke University String School Concerto Competition will take place on December 10th from approximately 11:00am – 2:00pm in the Nelson Music Room on Duke's East Campus. The DUSS Concerto Competition is open to the public and parents, teachers, and students are welcome to come and observe in the "stadium seating" of the hall.  In order to help aid the... read more »