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.
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 6, 2015—Winter Concert
March 13, 2016—Family Concert
May 8, 2016—Spring Concert
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Schuster Center
Cost: December 6, 2015 and May 8, 2016 - $8
March 13, 2016 - $12 to $22
To Order Tickets for DPYO Concerts on December 6 and May 8, call the DPAA Education Department at (937) 224-3521 x1136.
For the March 13 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 15, 2015 & March 20, 2016
Times: November 15, 3:00 pm; March 20, 3:00 p.m.
Locations: November 15, Kettering Adventist Church; March 20, Masonic Center
Cost: November 15, Free; March 20, $5
Dayton Philharmonic Junior Strings
Performers: Grades 3–8
Conductor: Kara Manteufel
This training orchestra, in its second year, is for students who have had limited ensemble experience. Students in this orchestra also will work on sight-reading, rhythm and technique.
Dates: November 15, 2015—Mini-concert
March 17, 2016—Spring Concert
Times: November 15, 2:00 p.m.; March 17, 7:00 p.m.
Location (both concerts): Kettering Adventist Church