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 30 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, and Mr. Ray A. Kuutti - Technical Manager.

    Please follow the links below to learn more about DYS.

Also, find us on FaceBook!

Earl Kuutti - Music Director


October 5th, 2015

DeKalb Youth
Symphony Orchestra

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Concert & Tour../Concerts_%26_Tours/Concerts_%26_Tours.html
Concert Videos../Concerto_Winners/DYSO_Concerto_Winners.html
DYS Concerto../Concerto_Winners/DYSO_Concerto_Winners.html
Baltics 2014../Concerts_%26_Tours/Baltics_Tour_2014.html
2015 - 2016../Concert_Season_2015-2016/Concert_Season_2015-2016.html
Concert Season../Concert_Season_2015-2016/Concert_Season_2015-2016.html
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Music List../DYS_Music_List/Music_List.html


Information about our 2016 Concert Tour of Boston is up and available to download!

Boston Tour 2016../Baltics_2014/Baltics_Tour.html