DSYO Spring 2021 Concert
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). Due to Covid-19 no summer programs were held. Rehearsals resumed in the Fall of 2020 and DSYO held a concert on December 6, 2020. Rehearsals continued in the Spring of 2021 and concluded with a concert on May 16, 2021. No summer programs were held in 2021. Rehearsals resumed in Fall 2021 and concluded with a concert on December 12th. Rehearsals for Spring 2022 will conclude with a concert on April 24th. DSYO focus is on skills for successful participation in orchestra performance. All students are expected to continue with individual development through private lessons.
Rehearsals are conducted each week on a weekday evening, with breaks in conjunction with school holiday weeks. Students are divided into rehearsal groups based on proficiency. 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.
The suggested donation per semester (Fall and Spring) for student participation in the orchestras program is $200 for a single student or $325 per family with multiple students.
AAoCT has a scholarship program that depends on donations from the community. 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.