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.
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!
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