Offering Exceptional Strings Music Education to the Youth of Northern Michigan
Lessons for violin, viola, cello, and bass in a classroom setting, through private lessons, ensembles and a youth symphony.
2020 Collage Concert
Performances by students from school classes, private lessons, string quartets, the Suzuki Program, and the Dorothy Gerber Youth Orchestra with music from The Cummings Quartet.
This concert features music including Offenbach’s “Can-Can,” Dvorak’s “American” String Quartet, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, and the annual concert finale of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy."
The Dorothy Gerber Strings Program (DGSP), provides a high caliber education in the traditional stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello, and bass) to students in Northwestern Michigan.
Generously funded by the support of the Cummings Family, the DGSP offers opportunities for students from four years old through seniors in high school, including in-school strings classes, individual lessons, and a growing youth orchestra program. Dr. David Reimer, DGSP Music Director, leads a team of highly qualified instructors who are passionate about passing on their knowledge of music to new generations of students.
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"The Dorothy Gerber program influenced our son in numerous positive ways! Our son joined the program at age 8 and stayed involved for eleven years. He went from a beginner to a topnotch musician who enjoyed ensemble music camp over the last two summers. We are extremely grateful to the program for providing free classes and scholarships on rental instruments. Without the support of the Gerber family, our son would not have become the fine cellist that he is today..."
– ROBIN RAY