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Upcoming Events

Concert Rehearsal and Recording Sessions
June 15-17 • 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Virtual Collage Concert Part I
Friday, June 19 • 7:00PM

Virtual Collage Concert Part II
Saturday, June 20 • 7:00PM

Virtual Collage Concert Part III
Sunday, June 21 • 2:00PM

DGSP Virtual Concert Week

Hello parents, it has certainly been an abnormal finish to the 2019/2020 school year and we appreciate all you have done to help keep your child engaged in their studies. Online lessons have been a successful offering during this time and now we are excited to announce that we will end the school year with a concert! Online lessons will conclude by June 13 and June 15 - 17 will be spent preparing a concert to be enjoyed online with family and friends June 19, 20 & 21. Please review the details below and continue to check this page frequently for updates as we confirm details. Any specific questions can be directed to Dr. David Reimer at or 616.838.8321


Recording Sessions

Over the course of June 15 -17, small groups of students will meet the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor to rehearse and then record their concert pieces. These recordings will be posted as online three separate concerts on June 19, 20 & 21. Some students will join peers from their class level for 30 minutes while others will have multiple sessions to cover a variety of music that they have been preparing. Students who have not participated in online lessons but would be interested in performing can contact Dr. Reimer to evaluate if they are at performance level.


Safety Precautions

The safety of the students is foremost in our minds for this event which is why the following precautions will be in effect:

  • The rehearsals and recording sessions will take place outside, under the covered entrance, at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts.

  • The number of people present will be kept to a minimum, with no audience other than parents who can listen from their cars in the parking lot.

  • We ask that students use restrooms prior to arriving (restrooms in the Center may be used for emergencies only) and students should unpack their instruments in their family’s car.

  • Small groups of 2-15 students will be gathered for each concert segment.

  • Performance spaces will be marked at 6 feet apart and DGSP masks will be available for students to use.

  • The performance space will be wiped down between each group.

  • Students will have their temperature taken upon arrival using a contactless thermometer.

  • If your child is showing signs of illness, please contact Dr. Reimer immediately!

What to Bring & Wear

Students should bring:

  • Their instruments (rock stops for cellists and bassists, shoulder rests for violins & violas) and all music needed for the performance.

  • Please rosin bows before arriving.

  • Please come dressed in your new DGSP blue polos (you can pick one up that day if you don’t already have one) and jeans.



Students should arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled performance time. Families should park in the Center’s parking lot and students will check in at a registration table at the loading dock (see diagram below for reference). Students should bring their instrument with them to the registration table for tuning. The student can also pick up their DGSP shirt (if needed), a DGSP mask, and will have their temperature taken using a contactless thermometer as a precaution. After completing this step, they would return to the family car and wait until it is time for their group to enter the performance area. A 5-minute announcement will be made, allowing time for the previous group to leave the space and for surfaces to be sanitized, then the next group of students will proceed to their assigned performance areas.














We are excited to offer this opportunity as the conclusion to a year of great effort by the students and teachers. One of the biggest benefits is that students will finally hear the full combination of melody and harmony that they have been missing for the past months due to the limitations of online learning. It will also give them a chance to see friends from their classes and ensembles after a long absence. For students interested in filling their summer with music, click here to explore the variety of summer programs/day camps offered beginning in July.

How to Help Your Child Practice at Home


Dorothy Gerber Strings Program

4233 Main St.

Bay Harbor, MI 49770


Dr. David Reimer, Music Director


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Community Partners


The DGSP is grateful to the Charlevoix County Community Foundation for their support in providing scholarships for students interested in individual lessons.

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