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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Education

Welcome to the wide array of Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Education Programs. We serve over 74,000 kids in 13 counties. During the 2015–2016 school year, members of the orchestra, ballet, opera, youth orchestras, and volunteer organizations participated in 1,­197 engagements and partnered with 163 schools!

Beyond Ohio, the League of America Orchestras recognizes the DPO Education Department and its programs for depth and innovation.

Please click here to download a PDF of the 2017–2018 Season Education Brochure. 

The DPAA Education Department provides a comprehensive array of programs, series, and concerts that address differing grade levels, learning styles, and teacher requirements. Programs feature concerts conducted by Assistant Conductor Patrick Reynolds or Artistic Director Neal Gittleman. Some concerts feature the DPO, others partner the DPO, Opera, and Ballet, and others feature our student orchestras.

Our highly acclaimed SPARK Program (School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids) brings in-depth, cross-curricular programs to eight partner schools. Our overall education activities include In-School, Field Trip, and Extra-Curricular Programs.

In the brochure PDF, you will also find comprehensive information that details all programs. Visit the Dayton Ballet School here.

All together, we provide a wide selection of programs that suit a variety of education requirements.

Our mission is to bring music to kids in various ways. We want the largest number of children possible to benefit from the considerable advantage of having one of the nation’s best professional symphony orchestras right here in the Miami Valley community.


Young People’s Concerts, 9:30 am and 11:20 am, Schuster Center
October 25, 2016  “Musical Postcards from America”—Patrick Reynolds, Conductor
March 7, 2017  “Symphony Español”—Neal Gittleman, Patrick Reynolds, Conductors

Magic Carpet Concerts, 9:45 am and 11:15 am, Dayton Masonic Center
­April 25–28, 2017  "Once Upon a Time"—Patrick Reynolds, Conductor
DPO and Dayton Ballet II

Dayton Philharmonic Junior Strings
November 20, 2016; 2:00 pm  Kettering Adventist Church, Kara Manteufel Camfield, Conductor
March 14, 2016; 7:00 pm  Kettering Adventist Church, Kara Manteufel Camfield, Conductor

Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings
­November 20, 2016; 3:00 pm  Kettering Adventist Church, Dr. Betsey Hofeldt, Conductor
March 19, 2017; 3:00 pm  Masonic Center, Dr. Betsey Hofeldt, Conductor

Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, 3:00 pm, Schuster Center
December 11, 2016  Winter Concert—Patrick Reynolds, Conductor
March 12, 2017  Family Concert—Patrick Reynolds, Conductor
May 7, 2017  Spring Concert—Patrick Reynolds, Conductor

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