Mr. Sam Hammond
J. Samuel Hammond
2021 Concerto Competition Winner
Concerto Competition
DCC Covid Coaching
DCC: DUSS Ciompi Quartet Collaborative
2023 Seniors
Congratulations Seniors!
Youth Symphony lower strings.
Youth Symphony

Welcome to the Duke University
String School!

DUSS students perform in Baldwin Auditorium

In residence on Duke’s beautiful campus, the Duke University String School is a string education program for students aged 5-18 who commit to their instrument through practice, weekly lessons, and ensemble instruction.  Dedicated to excellence, we provide students with clear goals for advancement while fostering a love for music and opportunities for lasting friendships.

Since its founding in 1967 by Mrs. Dorothy Kitchen and Mrs. Arlene DiCecco, DUSS has a 50-year tradition of facilitating access to music education for any child.  The Duke University String School is committed to being accessible to any student, regardless of financial status, who is passionate about music and interested in a program fostering excellence in a supportive atmosphere.



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The Duke University String School is financially committed to helping families in the community who would not be able to participate otherwise. We are grateful for all contributions, no matter the size, to the Dorothy Kitchen Scholarship Fund.

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