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.



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. Contact Tracey Rush at (563) 690-0151 with questions.

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

Spring 2017 Semester: Begins February 13
February 13 is a free open rehearsal. Join us to try DCSO free!

2016-2017 Performances

October 15, 2016: Music of the British Isles, NISOM's 15th Anniversary Concert 
7PM at Clarke University, Jansen Hall

December 10, 2016: DCSO performs at Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP)
10:00-10:30AM at Carnegie Stout Public Library

April 23, 2017: Spring concert with New Horizons Band and Encore Chorale
2:00 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church




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