Each year the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra offers talented young musicians the opportunity to perform fine orchestral literature and further develop their musical talents through participation in the orchestra’s long-standing Youth Orchestra programs. Chosen through competitive audition, the students in the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings hail from 27 different schools throughout the Greater Dayton area and surrounding communities.
Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Performers: Grades 9–12
Conductor: Patrick Reynolds
The best of the Miami Valley make up this premier orchestra of young people. Members study challenging orchestral music, work with professional musicians, and perform three concerts a year. For audition information, call the DPAA Education Department at (937) 224-3521, x1118.
Dates: December 7, 2014—Winter Concert
March 15, 2015—Family Concert
April 25, 2015—Spring Concert
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Schuster Center
Cost: December 7, 2014 and April 25, 2015 - $8
March 15, 2015 - $6 to $13
To Order Tickets for DPYO Concerts on December 7 and April 25, call the DPAA Education Department at (937) 224-3521, x1136.
For the March 15 concert, call Ticket Center Stage at (888) 228-3630.
Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings
Performers: Grades 6–12
Conductor: Dr. Betsey Hofeldt
This orchestra was established to provide an exceptional musical experience for talented young string students throughout the Greater Dayton area. The musicians perform two concerts a year. For audition information, call the DPAA Education Department at (937) 224-3521, x1118.
Dates: November 16, 2014 & March 22, 2015
Time: November 16, 3:00 pm; March 22, 7:00 p.m.
Location (both concerts): Kettering Adventist Church
Dayton Philharmonic Junior Strings
Performers: Grades 4–8
Conductor: Kara Manteufel
New in the 2014–2015 season! This training orchestra is for students who would benefit from an ensemble experience while also having an opportunity to work on sight-reading, rhythm and technicque.
Date: March 17, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: St. Paul's Episcopal Church