Please click on each orchestra to the left for additional information and audition requirements.



Solo Auditions

For the upcoming Spring semester, students may audition to solo with Intermedate 2 and Youth Symphony.   Students must audition for the orchestra in which they play.  It is open to all students in the orchestras who are high school age or younger, and who have played in the specific orchestra for at least two semesters.

Youth Symphony: 


Auditions for the April concert will be held in February.  

Intermediate II:

Auditions for the April concert will be held in February.  

Specific dates will follow.  Please note that there are no solo auditions for Intermediate I, and none for intermediate II for the March concert.

Tuition: there is no charge for students who are taking private lessons with teachers through the String School. For those students whose participation is limited to Orchestra, there is a fee of $115 per semester.



 Leadership Auditions

If you are a string player and have been playing in your current DUSS orchestra for at least one year,  you are eligible to audition for the Leadership Chairs. The Leadership Chairs are the first 4 chairs in each section. (i.e. Vl 1, Vln 2, (Vln 3), Vla, Cello, Bass). (If you are an assistant in the orchestra, or an adult volunteer, you are not eligible for the Leadership Chairs)

Leadership auditions are held at the beginning of each semester.


    • Intermediate I