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Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestras

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. The final concert of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will be Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 p.m. at the Schuster Center. 

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Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra 2017–2018 

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 10, 2017—Winter Concert
March 17, 2018—Family Concert
May 6, 2018—Spring Concert
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Schuster Center
Cost: December 10 and April 20 - $10   
March 17 - $12 to $22

To Order Tickets for DPYO Concerts on December 10 and May 6, call the DPAA Education Department at (937) 224-3521, x1136.
For the March 17 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 19, 2017 
March 18, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m. 
Locations: Nov. 19, Kettering Adventist Church; Mar. 18, Dayton Masonic Center 
Cost: Nov. 19, FREE; Mar. 18, $5.00  

To Order Tickets for DPYS Concert on March 18, call the DPAA Education Department at (937) 224-3521, x1136. 

Dayton Philharmonic Junior Strings

Performers: Grades 3–8
Conductor: Kara Camfield 

This training orchestra, formed in 2014, is for students who have had limited ensemble experience. Students in this orchestra also will work on sight-reading, rhythm and technique.

Dates: November 12, 2017 
March 20, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. 
Location: Kettering Adventist Church  
Cost: FREE 

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