Decatur Youth Symphony Orchestra
The Decatur Youth Symphony Orchestra is sponsored by the Symphony Orchestra Guild of Decatur and Millikin University. The DYSO is an organization that offers a full orchestral experience to talented area students in grades 6-12. The Decatur Youth Symphony Orchestra’s (DYSO) reputation has been one of excellence throughout its 21 years of existence. Concerts occur each semester and afford students an advanced performance opportunity. Instruction in chamber ensembles is also part of the DYSO experience. Auditions are held annually in September. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings at Kirkland Fine Arts Center from 5:15pm to 6:45pm. Tuition is $50 per semester (scholarships available). Contact person: Dr. Neal Smith, 217-424-6300.