The DeKalb Youth Symphony Orchestra is the honor orchestra of the DeKalb County School System. Composed of enthusiastic young musicians from fourteen public schools all around the county, DYS provides musical opportunities beyond the regular curriculum and offers students the chance to learn and perform music from the classical repertoire not possible in a school setting. The orchestra also provides travel opportunities both domestically and abroad. International concert tour destinations include Switzerland, Austria, France, China, Hungary, the Czech Republic,

Canada, Ireland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Italy.

    Mr. Earl Kuutti has served as the music director of DYS for over 30 years.

He is supported by a staff of experienced and dedicated orchestra directors including: Carla Memmelaar - Personnel Manager, Bob Goin - Lower Strings Coach,

John Garner - Viola Coach, and Ray A. Kuutti - Violin Coach.

    Please follow the links below to learn more about DYS.

Also, find us on FaceBook!

Earl Kuutti - Music Director


July 5th, 2016

DeKalb Youth
Symphony Orchestra

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Baltics 2014../Concerts_%26_Tours/Baltics_Tour_2014.html
2015 - 2016../Concert_Season_2015-2016/Concert_Season_2015-2016.html
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Forms and../DYS_Forms/Forms.html
Music List../DYS_Music_List/Music_List.html

Very Important!

Audition music for the 2016 - 2017 concert season is now posted!

Also, the DYS Calendar is now available.