Welcome to the wide array of Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Education Programs. We serve over 70,000 kids in 12 counties. During the 2014–2015 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 2016–2017 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 28, 2015 “Musical Mysteries”—Patrick Reynolds, Conductor
March 8, 2016 “Kaleidoscope Around the World”—Neal Gittleman, Patrick Reynolds, Conductors
Magic Carpet Concerts, 9:45 am and 11:15 am, Dayton Masonic Center March 1, 2, 3, and 4, 2016 "The Philharmonic Sings, Marches and Dances"—Patrick Reynolds, Conductor
DPO and Dayton Ballet II
Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings November 15, 2015; 3:00 pm Kettering Adventist Church, Dr. Betsey Hofeldt, Conductor
March 20, 2016; 3:00 pm Masonic Center, Dr. Betsey Hofeldt, Conductor
Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, 3:00 pm, Schuster Center December 6, 2015 Winter Concert—Patrick Reynolds, Conductor
March 13, 2016 Family Concert—Patrick Reynolds, Conductor
May 8, 2016 Spring Concert—Patrick Reynolds, Conductor