Welcome! The Duke University String School, which was founded by Dorothy Kitchen and a member of the Ciompi Quartet, Arlene di Cecco, in 1967, has been part of Duke for forty-nine years. Our basic principle is that of teaching the love of good music, the devotion to the quality of one's own performance of that music, and a sense of integrity in one's work. We do this through the means of  teaching  the violin, viola, cello, and bass through private lessons, our chamber music, and through our orchestras. In recent years, we have also added the base of understanding of the form of music classes in theory.

 


The Fall Semester begins August 28 and runs through December 6. 

Scholarship Assistance

We have scholarship assistance from the Eason Foundation and from the Robert B. Fearing Endowment for Chamber Music which has been established for the Duke String School by the Fearing Family through Duke University.

Under the Duke University String School (DUSS) Dorothy Kitchen Scholarship Fund, families may apply for scholarship assistance to participate in the opportunities offered through DUSS. 

 

The Duke University String School is a non-profit organization under the auspices of Duke University.

DUSS Newsletter

A Newsletter is produced four times a year, and distributed at the time of each concert.

Parents are reminded that they can send the Newsletter editor notices about music related activities for their children for the Newsletter's Fiddling Around column.  Information can include music camps, awards, and recitals.  For examples please check  Newsletters posted on this web site.  Parents can also send original pieces of writing by their children on the subject of music. 

To contact the Editor please send e-mails to .

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 Master Class  with Ara Gregorian and members of the Youth Symphony