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!



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 October 2, 2017 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 September 11, 2017: 6:30PM at Emmaus Bible College, Choir Room

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

Fall 2017 Semester Starts September 11

2017-2018 Performances

Free and open to the public

November 5, 2017: 20th Anniversay Concert
2PM at Emmaus Bible College

April 29, 2018: Spring concert with New Horizons Band
4PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church

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


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