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Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra to Hold Young Musicians’ Concerto Competition At Sinclair Community College

 

CONTACT: Angela Whitehead
Interim Communications & Media Manager
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Dayton Ballet / Dayton Opera / Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
126 N. Main St., Suite 210, Dayton OH 45402
O: (937) 224-3521 x 1138  F: (937) 223-9189

Dayton, Ohio (April 17, 2014) – On Thursday, May 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Building 2 on the campus of Sinclair Community College, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will conduct its annual David L. Pierson Young Musicians’ Concerto Competition. The purpose of this competition is to identify outstanding talented young musicians in the Dayton metropolitan and surrounding areas, to encourage young musicians to pursue further study, and to stimulate competition among student musicians.

The competition is open to those area high school students who will be in grades 10-12 during the 2014-2015 school year. Concerto auditions are held for piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Candidates are judged by the highest artistic standards by distinguished area musicians who judge the preliminary competition.  DPO Artistic Director Neal Gittleman will judge the finals. The application fee is $40.00. Interested musicians must apply no later than April 25, 2014.

The winner of this competition receives a cash award of $500 and will perform with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra at a Young People’s Concert. Second and third place winners receive $200 and $100, respectively.

Applicants must reside in one of the following counties: Butler, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, or Warren. Exceptions to this requirement may be made for students who are members of Dayton Philharmonic youth orchestras or students of Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra members.

The 2014 competition application form is available at http://daytonperformingarts.org /files/uploaded/_pdf/2014_2015_Concerto_Competition.pdf, or call the DPO Education Department,224-3521 x1136 to receive an application by mail.

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About the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is the largest and oldest performing arts organization in the community.  Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley.  Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra receives partial funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage.  Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents

About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage.

Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.  The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras.


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