News & Events

YS Fall Concert
April 21, 2022

Join us live at Baldwin Auditorium via livestream on April, 24 @6:30pm for our final concert of the 2021/2022 season featuring the 2021 Concerto Competition Winners! The concert will be live-streamed on YouTube HERE. We are grateful to Rick Nelson... read more »

Harry Davidson Conductor
April 14, 2022

We are very pleased to announce that Professor Harry Davidson will be continuing as the Conductor and now Music Director of the Youth Symphony in Fall 2022. Our flagship orchestra continues to sound wonderful under his baton, and we formally welcome Professor Davidson to the DUSS Team!    Harry... read more »

February 9, 2022

Join us live at Baldwin Auditorium via livestream on February 20 @6:30pm for our winter orchestra concert featuring the Intermediate String Orchestra, Concert String Orchestra, and Youth Symphony Chamber Orchestra with guest conductor Prof. Peter Askim. The concert will be live-streamed at ... read more »

November 7, 2021

Join us live at Baldwin Auditorium via livestream tonight! Our first live orchestra concert of 2021 will take place this evening, Nov 7, at 6:30 PM in Baldwin Auditorium.  We are so excited for our orchestras to be back in Baldwin, playing together! The concert will be live-streamed at ... read more »

July 23, 2021

We are thrilled to finally confirm that Duke is in the process of approving our in-person ensembles in the Biddle Building for this fall. We will be requiring that all students, parents, teachers and staff wear masks indoors and implementing social distancing guidelines with maximum room... read more »

June 28, 2021

Dear DUSS Families and Friends, We continue to be tentative about our fall scheduling and rehearsal plans as Duke as not made a final decision regarding community activities inside Duke University buildings. However, we would like to share our current concert schedule and plans so that you can put... read more »

Sam Hammond
February 25, 2021

It is with great sadness that we report that our wonderful J. Samuel Hammond passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at his home. A volunteer with DUSS since its inception in 1967, Mr. Hammond accompanied countless string students on the piano in orchestras, violin and cello choirs,... read more »

September 1, 2020

Go HERE for Spring 2021 programs and protocol. read more »

May 20, 2020

DUSS has openings in several studios for private lessons! Ensembles are not currently meeting and we do not know when it will be safe to meet in large numbers, but we are actively offering 30, 45, and 60 minute private lessons via Zoom for students age 6-18.* Register as New Student to start the... read more »

Violin and Cello Choir Virtual Concert
April 29, 2020

Dear DUSS Families and Friends, We are pleased to share the virtual concert of our Beginner Violins and our Cello and Violin Choirs.  This concert has been made possible by DUSS parent Paul Giralt who spent many hours editing and putting the virtual concert together.  Thank you, Paul!  And thank... read more »

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