Dubuque Community String Orchestra

 

Dubuque Community String Orchestra (DCSO) is a non-auditioned ensemble for adults of any age who play a string instrument. Now sponsored by NISOM, DCSO was founded in 1998 by conductor Tracey Rush to give non-professional musicians an outlet for ensemble performance. Since then, DCSO has presented more than forty concerts at over fourteen locations in the tri-state area, featured forty four soloists, five choirs, and a middle school orchestra, commissioned six would premieres, has had more than one hundred different string players, and has played a whole lot of music. The orchestra gives two or more free concerts per year and often collaborates with NISOM's other adult ensembles. 2017-2018 is DCSO's 20th season!
 

Conduct DCSO

DCSO is now seeking a conductor for the 2018-2019 season. Learn more
 

Join DCSO

Registration Form

Sign up today! To join, simply submit a DCSO registration form with payment to NISOM. Each semester is only $25 to participate. Returning members who played in the past year do not need to fill out a new registration form and can bring payment to the first rehearsal. Register and pay by March 12, 2018 to participate in the fall concert. Contact Tracey Rush at (563) 690-0151 with questions.

Open Rehearsal: Come play with us! Try DCSO for free with an open rehearsal on February 19, 2018: 6:30PM at Emmaus Bible College, Choir Room

All Rehearsals: Mondays 6:30-8:00PM at Emmaus Bible College, Choir Room

Spring 2018 Semester Starts February 19
 

Spring 2018 Performance

April 29, 2018: Spring concert with New Horizons Band
4PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church
Free and open to the public

Our thanks to DCSO 2017-2018 season podium sponsors Tim & Christine Conlon
 

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Upcoming Events

Feb
24
2018
Student Recital

Free Student Performance
Saturday, February 24
11AM & 12:30PM, Emmaus...

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Mar
10
2018
New Horisons Band Loras Concert

New Horizons Band Performance
Saturday, March 10
7:30PM, Loras College...

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Mar
10
2018
L&MOP: Senior HS Orchestra

Free Children's Concert
Saturday, March 10
10AM, Carnegie Stout...

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News

Feb
12
2018
Student Newsletter February 2018

Students and Parents: See our winter 2017-2018 Student Newsletter

 

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