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 7 at 3:00 p.m. at the Schuster Center.
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
April 20, 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 April 20, 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.
Dayton Philharmonic Junior Strings
Performers: Grades 3–8
Conductor: Kara Manteufel 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.