Decatur Youth Symphony Orchestra
The Decatur Youth Symphony Orchestra Jr. and Sr. are sponsored by the Symphony Orchestra Guild of Decatur, Millikin University, and the Decatur Public Schools District #61. 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 advance 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 (5:15pm to 6:45pm for Sr. DYSO and 5:15pm-6:15pm for DYSO Jr. Tuition is $50 per semester (scholarships available). Contact person: Dr. Neal Smith, 424-6300.