Under the leadership of Artistic Director and Conductor Tim Cibor, the Symphony Orchestra is comprised of advanced musicians that perform professional orchestral repertoire. Selection for this ensemble is competitive, and musicians are generally in high school. Rehearsals are enriched with mentors on a weekly basis, as well as periodic master classes directed by guest clinicians.
Symphony Orchestra musicians are eligible to compete for the concerto, as well as solos and scholarships, in the annual Solo, Scholarship and Concerto Competition. Additionally, they have the unique opportunity to perform alongside the Dearborn Symphony during their annual spring concert.
This ensemble rehearses on Mondays from 7:15 – 9 pm.
The Concert Orchestra, conducted by Mr. Joseph Deller, is a full orchestra featuring intermediate level musicians. These musicians are able to read music proficiently and have sufficient ability to play standard orchestral arrangements. Placement for this ensemble is competitive and includes musicians from upper elementary through high school students.
This ensemble also benefits from weekly mentors that participate in the rehearsals, offering more individual and sectional guidance. Concert Orchestra musicians may compete for scholarships and solos in the annual DYS competition.
This ensemble rehearses on Mondays from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
Advanced Flute Choir
The Advanced Flute Choir is conducted by Mrs. Donna Olkowski and exclusively features flutists playing numerous parts in an arrangement. Selection for this ensemble is competitive, and Advanced Flute Choir musicians frequently also hold chairs in the Symphony Orchestra.
The Advanced Flute Choir often combines with the Intermediate Flute Choir for performances.
Rehearsals are scheduled on Mondays from 6:15 – 7:15 pm.
Intermediate Flute Choir
Mrs. Donna Olkowski conducts the Intermediate Flute Choir, a unique ensemble comprised only of flutes. This group provides the unique opportunity for a conductor to focus on one instrument in an ensemble setting.
The Intermediate Flute Choir overlaps rehearsals with the Advanced Flute Choir and often combines with them for performances.
Rehearsals are scheduled on Mondays from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.
Ms. Olivia Zang conducts the beginning level string ensemble which includes violins, violas, cellos and string bass. Musicians are able to read music and must possess skills appropriate for ensemble performance. They are generally in elementary through middle school grades and have one or more years of playing experience.
These beginning musicians are challenged while experiencing the satisfaction of performing as part of a community youth orchestra. String Orchestra musicians are eligible to compete for scholarships and solos in the annual DYS competition.
The String Orchestra meets on Mondays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.