Youth Orchestras

DSSYO wants YOU!

Grow your skills—and your passion

For over 75 years, young musicians across the Northland have found inspiration in the Duluth Superior Symphony Youth Orchestras. Competitive auditions are held annually to find new members. Membership is open to students age 10 through high school. Be part of the finest musicians from the region, find out more by emailing [email protected].

Click here for audition materials and information.

For more information about the DSSYO program and details regarding membership and tuition, click here to see the DSSYO 2018-2019 Brochure.

Tuition for the 2018-2019 DSSYO Season is $600 for Youth Symphony and $400 for Concert Orchestra and Sinfonia. In addition to advanced performance opportunities and weekly rehearsals, your DSSYO membership provides up to $750 in DSSO concert tickets, professional coaching, and the annual retreat. 

The DSSYO membership is one of the most affordable music programs for youth in the area, and it is our aim to provide assistance to those who cannot afford the full tuition

The new tuition amounts represent an increase which brings us more in line with the real costs of providing the program. Tiered levels of reduced tuition are available depending on need, and a monthly payment plan is optional. Instructions will be mailed and questions may be directed to Interim DSSO Interim Executive Director, Kevin Peterson via email at [email protected].


Fall Concert – Sunday, November 18, 2018
3 pm at the Superior High School Performing Arts Center
2600 Caitlin Ave, Superior, WI 54880

Lollipop Concert – Sunday, March 17, 2019
3pm at the DECC
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802

Spring Concert – Sunday, May 5, 2019
3pm at St. Scholastic’s Mitchell Auditorium
1200 Kenwood Ave, Duluth, MN 55811