2020-2021 Season

Fall 2020 has been a strange year, but we have continued to make music during the most challenging year for arts and education. We have made significant changes in order to comply with safety regulations while still helping students achieve their goals. These include moving private lessons to Zoom, reducing ensemble sizes, rehearsing outdoors, and wearing masks. In place of our solo recitals and concerto competition, we hosted a virtual Performance Festival.

Below, you can find our Fall 2020 Concert Videos, which the DUSS students and teachers prepared with only five to six rehearsals.

DUSS-Ciompi Quartet Collaborative Fall Semester Concert Video


DUSS Chamber Groups Fall Semester Concert Video


Violin and Cello Choirs and Reduced String Orchestras Fall Semester Concert Video

Thank you to DUSS parent Melissa Rooney for compiling these videos! Melissa is a children’s author, and 100% of her profits support engaging elementary- and middle-school #STEAM education in Durham and elsewhere. Her picture books can be purchased HERE.

In addition to our outdoor rehearsals and performances, DUSS students participated in a virtual Performance Festival. You can view the 2020 Performance Festival Winners Recital below: