Fall Registration Open! Details here

Monday, August 14, 2017

Dear DUSS families,
We are excited to announce that our Fall Semester and our 50th Anniversary Year are just around the corner!  This post has lots of announcements about registration, auditions, and orientation.  Be sure to read all the way through!
Saturday, August 26th at 2 PM, Nelson Music Room in the East Duke Building.  Please note the location!  Meet old and new teachers; learn about ensembles and classes -- including Theory, Viola for Violinists, Master Classes; and hear about our 50th anniversary events!
Katharine Whitmore will begin sending out SignUp links for auditions this weekend. Only students who have registered will receive a link.
Auditions will take place Saturday August 26th and Sunday August 27th in the Music Building.  Auditions are for new students, students wishing to move up a level, and students interested in being leaders in their orchestra (Intermediate String Orchestra, Concert String Orchestra, Youth Symphony).   All students should talk to their private teacher about their appropriate level. Students remaining at their current level in their orchestras do not audition.  
Please go here for descriptions and audition requirements for each ensemble.
Students who want to audition for a leadership position can access the music here:
Intermediate String Orchestra
Concert String Orchestra
Youth Symphony
New Violin Teacher:
We are also pleased to introduce our new violin teacher, Jasmine Campbell! Contact Katharine Whitmore and Ms. Campbell campbelljk@comcast.net, if you are interested a trial lesson.  You can read Ms. Campbell’s bio here.
Returning Private Students, please consult with your teacher about your lesson length before registering.
Note that Ensemble Registration is open, but fees will not be sent out until after auditions, as the fee varies according to level.
New Students, we encourage you to take a trial lesson with our teachers in order to ensure a good fit for the teacher/student/parent.   Please contact our staff assistant, Katharine Whitmore to set up a 30-minute trial lesson ($30).  
If you are interested in our 3-week class Viola for Violinists, be sure to mark it on your registration.  Go here for details.
Scholarship Application:
Go to this link for info and to download the application.  The deadline for submissions is August 23rd.