The Dearborn Youth Symphony is very excited to return this Fall as fun and challenging as ever! We want to thank you for your commitment to music education. Without it, programs like ours would not have thrived for over 40 years!  Our goal is to broaden the student’s experience and repertoire, and in return, we hope that their involvement with DYS builds a finer musician.

With all the changes that have happened over the last year, we decided to allow interested young musicians who would like to join DYS to audition by submitting a video for their audition, which will be reviewed by our conductors. The link to the membership form and instructions on submitting a video audition can be found below.  

Those musicians who want to audition in person, can do so at the Dearborn Community and Performing Arts Center on September 13th and 14th and we start the season on September 20th.  We will start this season with our Flute Choir and two larger ensembles, and we anticipate bringing back our fourth group after the December concert.  This will enable us to continue the interview process for our open conductor position, as well as allow us to further our outreach and recruitment efforts this Fall.  More details about the two ensembles will be coming soon!

Please share this information with any musicians that may be interested in joining DYS.

Beyond our high-caliber musicianship, DYS members and their families have chosen our program for the following reasons:

  • Monday evening rehearsals
  • Venue (Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn)
  • Scholarship, solo and concerto opportunities
  • Affordable tuition

Also new this year, we will be having sectionals and masterclasses hosted by the music staff of Bowling Green State University! Our musicians will have the opportunity to enhance their playing skill by participating in workshops that will focus on their immediate needs and interests. They will be scheduled this Fall and more information will be available once the season begins.

Thank you for your time, consideration, and assistance. If you have any further questions, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

We look forward to supporting you and your musicians.


Karen Sherman
DYS President

For sign-up and optional video audition:

For sign-up and in-person audition:

DYS 2021-22 Season Flyer