News & Events

DCC Logo
May 23, 2018

We are excited to announce the DUSS-Ciompi Quartet Collaborative (DCC), an intensive chamber music and orchestral program based at Duke University for advanced musicians age 12-18 beginning fall 2018. DCC Students will be coached weekly with members of the Ciompi Quartet and DUSS faculty and... read more »

May 15, 2018

See attached file for important dates for the 2017 - 2018 year: DUSS Important Dates 2018/19 read more »

January 31, 2018

Thank you for making the Faculty Recital and Fundraiser for the Dorothy Kitchen Scholarship Fund a success.  With your help we raised over $900 for students in financial need! If you were unable to come but would like to contribute to help more families in our community have access to excellent... read more »

DUSS Featured in Duke Chronicle
January 22, 2018

Duke student Keyin Lu authored an article titled "Duke University String School celebrates over 50 years of music education" in the Duke Chronicle this week.  Check it out HERE!   read more »

String School on Break- Resumes January 8
December 14, 2017

DUSS is on winter break and will resume the week of January 8, 2018.  First ensemble rehearsals will take place Saturday, January 13th.   The next performance will be the Four Seasons Faculty Recital on January... read more »

December 9, 2017

Due to questionable weather conditions, all ensemble rehearsals (Orchestras and Violin and Cello choirs) and Theory classes are canceled. Please check with private lesson and chamber group teachers to see if they are holding normal lessons and coachings. As weather is looking better than expected... read more »

October 29, 2017

We would like to congratulate all students on their wonderful performances during the 2017 Concerto Competition.  Everyone's hard work and dedication were evident. Concerto Competition Winners to perform with the DUSS Youth Symphony as soloists on Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at 6:30pm in Baldwin... read more »

50th Anniversary Workshops and Master Classes
September 8, 2017

We have an exciting line up for Workshops and Master Classes to celebrate 50 years! October 7th- Hal Grossman No Pain All Gain Workshop: ​Internationally acclaimed, the No Pain, ALL GAIN: a Healthy W... read more »

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!   Orientation:   Saturday, August 26th at 2 PM... read more »

August 14, 2017

Auditions are for students new to DUSS ensembles, students wishing to move up ensembles, violin students wishing to move from 2nd violin to 1st violin within their current orchestra, and students wishing to be a leader in all sections of ISO, CSO or YS.       Students auditioning for ensembles... read more »


Upcoming Events

Meet the Ciompi, DCC Master Class
2:00 PM @ Bone Hall, Biddle Music Building
Concerto Competition
(All day) @ Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building
Fall Violin and Cello Choir Concert
4:00 PM @ Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building
Fall Orchestra Concert
6:30 PM @ Baldwin Auditorium
Well-Tempered Clavier Strings Workshop
10:15 AM @ Bone Hall, Biddle Music Building
Performance Class with Nicholas Kitchen and Yessun Kim
2:00 PM @ Bone Hall, Biddle Music Building
Solo Recitals
3:00 PM @ Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building
Chamber Music Concert
7:00 PM @ Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building