Over nearly 50 years, WFA Training Programs have developed training and performance opportunities for all ages and ability levels. All members of the program benefit from engaging interactions with DSO musicians and internationally renowned artists, while performing in the state-of-the-art facilities of the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center—including historic Orchestra Hall, which is celebrating its centennial year this season.

Civic Youth Ensembles

CYE’s mission is to foster the development of every student’s artistic and creative potential. CYE Faculty believe music can provide youth with the necessary tools to develop important life skills, such as critical and analytical thinking, creative problem solving, and effective communication and teamwork—helping them discover success no matter what path in life they choose. We invite you to join our ever-expanding Civic Youth Ensembles family.

Detroit Community Ensembles

Founded in 2016, the Detroit Community Ensembles (DCE) is dedicated to providing a safe and encouraging space for adults to continue playing their instrument. Open to all traditional classical instruments, DCE encourages you to oil your valves and rosin your bows to pick up right where you left off, rehearsing with friends and playing concerts in historic Orchestra Hall.

DCE currently consists of two ensembles: the Detroit Community Orchestra and the Detroit Community Band. We welcome all players regardless of how long it’s been since you’ve last picked up your instrument, but experience of at least two years is recommended.