Dearborn Youth Symphony

Dearborn Youth Symphony

Over 200 DYS musicians participate in a full Symphony Orchestra, full Concert Orchestra, Advanced Flute Choir, Intermediate Flute Choir, and String Orchestra.

The mission of the Dearborn Youth Symphony is to foster instrumental music and ensemble experience in young performers. DYS has since become an integral step to greater musical achievement for many youth musicians in the Metropolitan Detroit area. By complementing the musical efforts of school programs and private instructors, the DYS builds more opportunities and greater appreciation for instrumental music in the community.

The DYS strives to accomplish the following:

  • Offer classical music performance opportunities to young musicians;
  • Learn and develop abilities under the direction of professional musicians;
  • Create a social environment that fosters a lifelong enjoyment and appreciation of the arts;
  • Provide ensemble experience that complements the training within the school systems, private lessons, and community musical organizations;
  • Build audiences for classical music and serve as a cultural resource for the region.

Through the sponsorship of the City of Dearborn Recreation and Parks Department, parental volunteers and gifted conductors, the DYS continues to nurture and challenge young musicians.