Honoring the visionary leadership of Clyde and Helen Wu, we are celebrating fifty years of music training programs at the DSO with a special CYE50 campaign to ensure that every student in the region can lead a musical life. Through the generosity of DSO donors, we can offer this training regardless of a family’s financial resources.

The DSO and Wu Family Academy would like to thank Aaron & Carolynn Frankel, Mary Ann & Rob Gorlin, Bernard & Eleanor Robertson, Martie & Bob Sachs, Nancy Schlichting & Pamela Theisen, and David & Bernadine Wu for their leadership support of the CYE50 Campaign, and all the CYE50 Gold Club members who generously contributed.


The Wu Family Academy for Learning and Engagement is proudly sponsored by the following funders:

Ms. Debra Bonde
Robert & Lucinda Clement Fund for Music Education
Detroit Pistons
Vera & Joseph Dresner Foundation
The Fred A. & Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation
Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation
Ford Motor Company Fund
Charles T. Harris & Laurie Lindemulder Harris
David & Sheri Jaffa
Kellman & Associates and Betsy & Joel Kellman
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Deborah Miesel Scholarship Endowment
Dr. Glenda D. Price
Christine & David Provost
Renaissance (MI) Chapter of the Links
The Bea & Harry Shapiro Fund for Keyboard Education
Ilene Wenner & Shari Morgan Scholarship
Paul Wingert Scholarship
Drs. David & Bernadine Wu

CYE50 Leadership Support: 

Aaron & Carolynn Frankel
Mary Ann & Rob Gorlin
Bernard & Eleanor Robertson
Martie & Bob Sachs
Nancy Schlichting & Pamela Theisen
Drs. David & Bernadine Wu

CYE50 Gold Club:

Celebrating donors of $1,000+ to the CYE50 Campaign

Dr. Lourdes V. Andaya
Pamela Applebaum
Pauline Averbach & Charles Peacock
Drs. Brian & Elizabeth Bachynski
W. Harold & Chacona W. Baugh
Mr. & Mrs. Martin S. Baum
Gwen & Richard Bowlby
Butzel Long
Ms. Elena Centeio
Mr. Kevin S. Dennis & Mr. Jeremy J. Zeltzer
Eugene & Elaine C. Driker
Margie Dunn & Mark Davidoff
Jim & Margo Farber
Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher
Foundation, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Frankel
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph J. Gerson
Ms. Jody Glancy
Mary Ann & Robert Gorlin
Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
Renato & Elizabeth Jamett
Ms. Susan Konop
Mrs. Karen Kotulis-Carter
Barbara & Michael Kratchman
Drs. Lisa & Scott Langenburg
Laskaris-Jamett Advisors of Raymond James
Drs. Donald & Diane Levine
Wenyang Mao
Alexander & Evelyn McKeen
Patricia A.+ & Patrick G. McKeever
Mr. & Mrs. Eugene A. Miller
Mr. & Mrs. James B. Nicholson
Anne Parsons+ & Donald Dietz
Mr. David Phipps & Ms. Mary Buzard
Sue & Bob Pilon
Dr. Glenda D. Price
Bernard & Eleanor Robertson
Mr.+ & Mrs. Gerald F. Ross
Martie & Bob Sachs
Nancy Schlichting & Pamela Theisen
Robert & Patricia Shaw
Ms. Claudia Sills
Mr. James G. Vella
Mr.+ & Mrs. Jonathan T. Walton
Hon. Kurtis T. Wilder (Ret.)
Drs. David & Bernadine Wu 

*DSO Musicians and Staff

CYE50 Gold Club updated as of April 27, 2022


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If you would like to learn more about the CYE50 Campaign or the CYE50 Gold Club please contact us at friends@dso.org