About Us

The Dexter Community Orchestra is a musical group located in Dexter, Michigan. The DCO is dedicated to cultural enrichment through live symphonic music. The DCO seeks to provide the many benefits that can be achieved only through live musical performance. We are proud to offer a place for volunteer musicians to play and an opportunity for individuals and families to experience the magic of live classical music. We are looking for musicians and volunteers to help make our season a resounding success.

The Dexter Community Orchestra was founded in 2005. Please see our history

We are incorporated as a nonprofit in Michigan and are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

We adopted our bylaws in 2006 and amended them as needed.  You can also view our member handbook.

Music Director

Our music director is acclaimed cellist and conductor Anthony Elliott. Maestro Elliott took his position with the Dexter Community Orchestra in the 2010-2011 season, stepping into the shoes of our founding conductor, Donald Parrish (1938-2011).

Board of Directors

The board meets once a month and is elected each May. Board members are:

Anthony Elliott, Music Director, Ex Officio
Jonathan Peters, President
Betty Halliday, Vice President
Judy Dooley, Treasurer
Laura Hogan, Secretary
Joe Lange, Member at Large
Martha DeCamp, Member at Large
John Schumacher, Member at Large
Bern Muller, Member at Large
Angela Noble, Member at Large
Lori Sprague, Member at Large