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, and Italy. We are currently preparing for a concert tour of Ireland this summer.

    Mr. Earl Kuutti has served as the music director of DYS for over 25 years. He is supported by a staff of experienced and dedicated orchestra directors including Mrs. Carla Memmelaar - Personnel Manager, Mr. Bob Goin - Lower Strings Coach, Mr. Ray A. Kuutti - Technical Manager, and Mr. Steven Leonard - Upper Strings Coach.

    Please follow the links below to learn more about DYS.

Also, find us on FaceBook!

Earl Kuutti - Music Director

Updated

June 20, 2013

DeKalb Youth
Symphony Orchestra
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Auditions../Auditions/Auditions.html
Updates../Updates/Updates_and_News.html

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Concert Videos../Concerto_Winners/DYSO_Concerto_Winners.html
DYS Concerto../Concerto_Winners/DYSO_Concerto_Winners.html
Ireland 2012../Concerts_%26_Tours/Ireland_2012.html
2013 - 2014../Concert_Season_2013-2014/Concert_Season_2013-2014.html
Concert Season../Concert_Season_2013-2014/Concert_Season_2013-2014.html
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Music List../DYS_Music_List/Music_List.html

YouTube examples of pieces we are working on for our Fall Concert have been uploaded for you to listen to.

Click the Link to the Left!

Fall Concert../Fall_Concert_2013/Fall_Concert_2013.html