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Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra to Hold Auditions for Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings, and Dayton Philharmonic Junior Strings



CONTACT: ANGELA WHITEHEAD
Communications & Media Manager

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Phone 937-224-3521 x 1138
awhitehead@daytonperformingarts.org

DAYTON, OH (March 19, 2015) – Calling all student musicians! On April 18, May 2, May 3, May 6, and May 7, at the University of Dayton’s Music Department, the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings, and Dayton Philharmonic Junior Strings will hold auditions for the 2015-2016 season. To schedule an audition time, applicants must call the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance at (937) 224-3521 ext. 1136 or ext. 1118. 

“Each year, our Youth Orchestras offer talented young musicians the opportunity to perform fine orchestral literature and further develop their musical talents,” said Gloria Pugh, Director of Education for the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance. “Working with professional musicians, the culmination will be three concert performances by the Youth Orchestra, two concerts by the Youth Strings, and one concert by the Junior Strings." 

The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is one of the oldest youth orchestras in the country, beginning its astounding 78th season this year.  The upcoming 2015-2016 season marks the 33rd year for the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings.  The Dayton Philharmonic Junior Strings program is still in its early stages as it begins its second season this fall.

To see a performance of these talented young musicians and learn a little more about the youth orchestra experience with Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, come see the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s Spring Concert on Sunday, April 25 at 3 p.m. in the Schuster Center. 

For more information on auditions for these three outstanding youth orchestras, download a web brochure at http://www.daytonperformingarts.org/files/uploaded/_pdfs/Audition_Brochure_2015_web_version.pdf

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About the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, under the leadership of Dr. Patrick Reynolds, brings together the greater Dayton area’s most gifted young orchestral musicians, providing the opportunity to study and perform a broad range of orchestral repertoire. The DPYO is committed to inspiring an overall cultural awareness and appreciation of music in its members and audiences. Founded in 1937 by Paul Katz, the DPYO is one of the nation’s oldest youth orchestras.  The DPYO performs three concerts each season and was invited to perform at the 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2014 Ohio Music Education Association conferences. The DPYO also appears regularly on the DPO Family Concert Series.  DPYO is supported by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Association of Parents and Friends of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association. The DPYO is affiliated with the Youth Orchestra Division of the American Symphony Orchestra League.

About the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Conductor
Now in his 17th season with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr. Patrick Reynolds conducts over two dozen performances with the DPO each season, including Magic Carpet, SPARK – School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids – and Young People's Concerts, reaching thousands of students across the Dayton metropolitan area.  In addition, he has conducted the DPO in Classical and Chamber concerts, as well as SuperPops and summer concerts. Dr. Reynolds is in his 15th season as conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. He has appeared as guest conductor of the Modesto (CA), Annapolis (MD), Arlington (VA), Queens (NY) and High Mountain (NJ) symphony orchestras, and the Starling Project at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  Dr. Reynolds earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan School of Music. He is an Associate Professor of Music on the faculty of the University of Dayton.

About the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings
Established in 1982 with the support of Mrs. Virginia Kettering, the mission of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings is to provide musical enrichment and advanced concert experience for string students in grades 6 through 12. The Youth Strings consists of 61 students representing 28 different schools from the Greater Dayton area.  Students in the Youth Strings perform challenging original string literature. Regularly performing winter and spring concerts, the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings often performs additional concerts throughout the year for senior centers and at community events. 

About the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings Conductor
Dr. Betsey Hofeldt received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from St. Olaf College in Minnesota and her Master of Music degree in violin performance from the University of Illinois in Urbana under the tutelage of Paul Rolland and Sergiu Luca. She earned her doctoral degree in violin performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where her principal teachers were Naoka Tanaka and Won Bin Yim. Since 1988, Dr. Hofeldt has been a member of the violin section of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Prior to coming to the DPO, Dr. Hofeldt performed with the Virginia Symphony, the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony, and the Omaha Symphony. Since 1991, she has performed as a member of the Hofeldt-Phillips Trio throughout the Miami Valley. Dr. Hofeldt is on the faculty of Wittenberg University as a violin and viola instructor and maintains a private studio in Oakwood.

About the Dayton Philharmonic Junior Strings
The Dayton Philharmonic Junior Strings was formed in 2014 in response to requests from string teachers and music educators for an orchestra to encourage young string players who were not quite ready for the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. In its inaugural season, Dayton Philharmonic Junior Strings comprised 31 string players from 18 area schools. The goal of this orchestra is to provide an opportunity for students to further develop their musical skills
while learning to work together with other string players in the Dayton area.

About the Dayton Philharmonic Junior Strings Conductor
Kara Manteufel has been a member of the second violin section of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra since 2006. In addition to her part in an educational string quartet in the Philharmonic, Kara is a teaching artist with SPARK (School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids.) She is adjunct professor of violin at the University of Dayton and teaches privately as well.

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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