Dripping Springs Youth Orchestras
Dripping Springs Youth Orchestras (DSYO) were established in the summer of 2019 by the Arts Alliance of Central Texas (AAoCT). DSYO conducted auditions in early summer for students to participate in orchestral program beginning in September, 2019. In August, 2019, DSYO hosted the first ever intensive string camp for beginning students in Dripping Springs! Four orchestras at increasing levels of proficiency were established and began rehearsals in September of 2019. Rehearsals continued through the Spring of 2020 (with suspension during part of this time for compliance with Covid 19 guidelines).
Fall 2020 Rehearsal Sessions
Sessions will be conducted at a private home in the Belterra subdivision. Address information will be provided via email to participating families.
Lower level groups (former Levels 1 & 2) will meet on Tuesdays. Our previous definitions of Level 1 and Level 2 are not appropriate at this time. The conductor/instructor will determine the breakout of two groups based on students’ proficiency. One group will meet at 5:30 PM and second group will meet at 6:15 PM. The grouping information for each student will be provided via email.
Upper level groups (former Levels 3 & 4) will meet on Wednesday evening. Our previous definitions of Level 3 and Level 4 are not appropriate at this time. DSYO Director of Orchestras will determine the breakout of two groups based on students’ proficiency. The grouping information for each student will be provided via email. One group will meet at 5:30 PM and second group will meet at 6:15 PM. The goal is to move these two groups together as the semester progresses. DSYO Director of Orchestras will determine the timing for this action.
If you have a child that wishes to audition, contact AAoCT President via this website. Auditions are for 3rd grade thru 12th grade students. Younger students may be considered based on note reading and skill level. DSYO is not able to accept beginning students for Fall 2020 semester.
The suggested donation for student participation in the orchestras program is $175 for a single student or $275 per family with multiple students.
AAoCT is working to establish a scholarship program. The qualification for a scholarship is that the child must be eligible for free or reduced-price lunch under the US Department of Agriculture - Food and Nutrition Service income guidelines. If you wish to apply for a scholarship please contact AAoCT President via this website.