Dallas String Ensemble

The Dallas String Ensemble consists of approximately 50 – 60 string players (violin, viola, cello and bass). DSE musicians encounter complex rhythms and begin to explore the interaction between various harmonies and melodies, while performing beautiful music.

Under direction of Susan Younghans, the DSE performs three concerts annually.

Listen to the DSE

Dance for String Orchestra by Thom Sharp
Primordium by Mark Williams

Rehearsals and Requirements

DSE rehearsals take place on Sunday afternoons, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, at the Sammons Center for the Arts.
DSE members must demonstrate early-advanced bowing techniques such as spiccato, reading music, shifting proficiency and should be comfortable using vibrato.
Members of the DSE are in 9th grade or younger.