Tuition for all campers includes one private lesson, a camp t-shirt, daily lunch, and daytime activities.  Overnight campers will receive daily breakfast and dinner in the university dining hall, linens, evening activities with counselors and staff, and lodging in the Clarke University dorms.  All registration forms must be accompanied by a non-refundable $50 registration fee, which is applied toward your total camp tuition.  Please note that tuition balances must be paid in full by May 31, 2019.


The following tuition rates apply to both the String Camp and Chamber Music Camp:

Registration Deadlines
Overnight Camp
Day Camp
  Early registration (rec'd by 2/1/19)$425$225
  Regular registration (rec'd 2/2/19 - 4/22/19)$450$250
  Late registration (rec'd 4/23/19 - 5/31/19)$475$275


Instructions for paying tuition and registration fees:

  1. Please make checks payable to “Dubuque Symphony Orchestra”, and specify the camper’s name in the memo line.
  2. To pay via credit card, please call the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra office at (563) 557-1677.
  3. Cash payments are accepted, but it is not recommended to send cash payments in the mail.



The following discounts are available to campers, and must be noted on the registration form.  Please note that discounts may not be “stacked” – the limit is one per student.

  • Dubuque Symphony Youth Ensembles membership discount  ($25 reduction)
  • 2018 All-State ensemble membership   ($25 reduction)
  • Family discount  ($25 reduction per child attending a DSO camp)
  • Bring a Friend discount ($25 reduction)


Need-Based Scholarships

The DSO Summer Camps Program is committed to enabling students to participate, regardless of financial concerns. To that end, there are a limited number of need-based scholarships available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

If you are interested in requesting a need-based scholarship, please submit a completed “Need-Based Scholarship Request Form” (click here) with your registration.  


Refund Policy

Written cancellations received four weeks prior to the camp start date will receive a full refund, less the $50 non-refundable deposit.  No refunds are given within four weeks of the camp start date, though substitutions are accepted.  If cancelling due to a medical circumstance, a doctor’s note and written request must be submitted.  Once received and confirmed, refund/credit will be issued on a case-by-case basis.

Questions regarding tuition and assistance can be directed to Madalyn Mackey, Education Programs Manager, at or (563) 557-1677.

Classics 4 thumbnail

Classics 4

Mar 23, Sat | 7:30pm

Classics 4 thumbnail

Classics 4

Mar 24, Sun | 2:00pm

Classics 5 thumbnail

Classics 5

Apr 13, Sat | 7:30pm

Classics 5 thumbnail

Classics 5

Apr 14, Sun | 2:00pm

Ultimate Country Hits

May 18, Sat | 8:00pm

Summer Melodies thumbnail

Summer Melodies

Jun 23, Sun | 6:30pm