Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus

A Celebration in Sound!

Welcome to the 32nd season of the Dakota Valley Symphony and Chours! We have an outstanding season of music making in store for our audiences. For more information visit our concerts page or download our season brochure, and check our website for periodic updates.

2018 Young Artists Competition!

Calling for Talent!

The Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2018 Young Artists Concerto and Aria Competition. Up to 3 participants will earn an opportunity to perfom on stage with the orchestra as part of our season finale in April 2018.

The competetion is open to all orchestral instrumentalists and vocal musicians that will be in grades 7 - 12 at the time of audition. Applications are due no later than midnight on Friday, December 22nd, 2017, and auditions will be held on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Schmitt Music Center in Edina, MN. For more information please download the information and application packet.


Audition Announcement for Tympani and 2nd Clarinet!

The Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus is opening auditions for 2 positions, 2nd Clarinet and Tympani. THE AUDITION TIME HAS BEEN CHANGED. The audition will now be held Thursday, January 4th, 2018, instead of Tuesdy, December 19th, 2017. If interested, please contact Beth Henningsen for more information.

Who we are

The DVS is a non-profit volunteer arts organization that has served orchestral and choral performances to Minnesota's Dakota county since 1986.
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Saturday 10AM - 2PM
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For information regarding becoming a member of the orchestra please contact Beth Henningsen

For information regarding becoming a member of the choir please contact Colleen Nornes

All other inquiries please contact our operations manager Duane Jacobson

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