Detroit Strategy is our commitment to expanding the DSO’s participation in the growth and well-being of Detroit. Read on to learn more about how this work happens!
We support the cognitive, social, and physical development of young children in Detroit through strong collaboration with families, early childhood educators, schools, musicians, researchers, local organizations, and teaching artists.
We make connections between students and inspiration, students and opportunity, students and supportive networks, and students and resources. With a focus on the whole child, we create spaces where Detroit students lead the way in defining and driving their own success.
We invest in strengthening Detroit’s workforce through trainings, fellowships, employment, performance and teaching opportunities.
Health and Services
We are with people at some of the most challenging points in their lives. From hospitals to shelters, musical connections support resilience and hope.
We co-create unforgettable Musical Experiences across Detroit Neighborhoods, celebrating the depth and breadth of the city’s cultural heritage and the promise of its future.
• PNC Grow Up Great
• Music Toolbox Collaborative
• Northwest Goldberg Cares Music in the Park
• Educational Concert Series (in-person and virtual)
• Dresner Allegro String Ensemble
• Civic Youth Ensembles – Detroit Student Scholarships, Lessons, and Transportation
• Detroit Harmony Instruments and Student Referral System
• DSO Musician School Visits and Workshops
• Professional Development for Detroit Public Schools Teachers
• Detroit Early Childhood Educator Trainings
• Applebaum Fellowships
(Wayne State University)
• Hiring Detroit-Based Performers
(i.e. Cube, Detroit Neighborhood Initiative)
• Detroit Teaching Artist Employment
• Detroit Harmony Instrument Repair
Training & Apprenticeships
• COTS Family Workshops
• Alternatives for Girls
Songwriting and Performances
•Performances in Detroit Hospitals
• Gesher Human Services
Creative Expressions Program
• Performances for Veterans
• Detroit Neighborhood Initiative Musical Experiences
• DTE Community Concert Series
• Detroit Chamber Recitals
• DSO on the Go with Ford
• Make Music Detroit
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