Young musicians participate in a Dallas Symphony Orchestra program at Silberstein Elementary School. Photo: Sylvia Elzafon

“For 30 years, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has provided free instruments and lessons to talented string players in underserved communities through its Young Strings Program,” writes Nicole Cormier in Thursday’s (6/16) Dallas Morning News. “Many graduate to perform with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra…. More recently, the DSO established the Young Musicians Program in southern Dallas. The program begins by introducing students in 1st through 8th grade to all instruments of the orchestra, and providing them instruments and instruction for free…. This year, the DSO will host summer camps for both the Young Strings Program and the Young Musicians Program…. The DSO also recently announced the creation of the Dallas Symphony Children’s Chorus (DSCC) … geared towards children and teens in grades 4-12, expanding the educational offerings of the DSO…. Beginning in the 2022-23 season, the group will be a complement to the Dallas Symphony Chorus and will perform as individual ensembles at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and venues around Dallas…. Ellie Lin has been named as Interim Artistic Director of the DSCC…. She brings 25 years of experience with children and youth choruses, and students in the inaugural groups will grow as musicians under her tutelage.”