The Dwight E Dyer Concertmaster Chair

teacher. Dwight was an active performing violinist and served as the concertmaster of the NSSO under conductors Charles Gouse, Peter Aaronson and Susan Deaver. During NSSO’s 1989-1990 season, Dwight secured the future of the NSSO when he guided the orchestra through a transition to a new conductor. 

The NSSO will honor Dwight Dyer’s legacy at our concert on the evening of Friday, June 16, 8pm, at Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center. Please check our website for additional concert and ticket information in late May.

To celebrate Dwight for his years of inspiring young musicians and his dedication to the NSSO, we are creating a named chair in his honor – the Dwight E. Dyer Concertmaster Chair. Please join us in reaching our goal of $10,000 to create this named chair. Donations can be made on the NSSO website at or by using the form below. All contributions to NSSO, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible.

The North Shore Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) mourns the loss of Dwight Dyer on December 18, 2022. In honor of his invaluable contributions to classical music on Long Island. the NSSO is creating the Dwight E. Dyer Concertmaster Chair as one way to keep his legacy alive.

Dwight Dyer made a deep impression on the lives of many music students throughout his thirty-year career as orchestra director at North Shore High School and as a private