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Orientation Day is January 10th.   

9:30      Orientation in Bone Hall, lasting 45 – 60 minutes

 Our next semester begins on January 10th at the Duke Music Building. Following Orientation, music for Youth Symphony and Intermediate I may be picked up in Room 041, and for Intermediate II  in Room 035.

11:00    Auditions begin in Room 086 for all Beginners and in Bone Hall for     Intermediate I, II, and Youth Symphony.  Sign ups for auditions will be posted as soon as possible.

Light refreshments will be served in the Fountain Room from 10:15 until 12:00.

Katharine will be in the Fountain Room to help with registration questions after Orientation until 12:00.

Please note that there are no auditions for students who are remaining in their current orchestras.  


Rehearsal Schedule, January 17 - April 25, 2015

All DUSS classes meet on Saturdays in the  Mary Duke Biddle Music Building.

Beginner I  Room 086, 11:30 AM to noon, Stephanie Swisher, conductor

Beginner II Room 086, 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM, Stephanie Swisher, conductor

Intermediate I Bone Hall, 8:45 AM to 10:00 AM, Shelley Livingston, conductor

Intermediate II Bone Hall, 12:25 PM to 1:45 PM, Rob Rempher, conductor; Stephanie Swisher, associate conductor, Jessica Long, assistant conductor

DUSS Youth Symphony Bone Hall,10:30 AM to 12:20 PM, Shelley Livingston, conductor

Chamber Music   Carlos Bardales, Dorothy Kitchen, Shelley Livingston, Jessica Long,  Rob Rempher, Stephanie Swisher, coaches

Theory I   Room 069, 9:30 AM to 10:20 AM and 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM, Matt Stutzman, instructor

Music Mindfulness  TBA, Sangeeta Swamy, instuctor



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Concert dates for the 2014- 2015 Season 


All orchestra concerts are held in Baldwin Auditorium

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015

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