In July 2020, DSO members held the first musician-led DSO Summer Institute! Over 400 college-age and pre-professional musicians applied for the full-scholarship online event. Accepted applicants worked closely with DSO musicians in an array of virtual course offerings, learning about the career of an orchestral musician from auditioning, to receiving tenure, to mental and physical wellness. Online private lessons and masterclasses with DSO musicians were at the heart of each participant’s schedule. Study groups, panel discussions, and watch parties of archived DSO performances also took place. The week concluded with mock auditions.
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