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. DCSO celebrated its 20th season in 2017-2018. 

Join DCSO Starting September 10th, 2018

Registration Form

Sign up today! To join, simply submit a DCSO registration form with payment to NISOM. Each semester is only $30 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.

Rehearsals: Mondays 6:30-8:00PM at Oak Park Place starting September 10th, 2018

Performances: Monday, December 10 at 6:30pm, Oak Park Place, Grand Oaks Room


Check back for more of the 2018-2019 season


Our thanks to DCSO 2018-2019 season podium sponsors, Premier Bank


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