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Dayton Ballet School Ensemble

The Dayton Ballet School Ensemble (DBSE) serves as the performing entity of the Dayton Ballet School. This program is designed to provide
high quality training to dancers with aspirations of pursuing dance as a professional career.

Our DBSE program is carefully created by our Artistic staff with an emphasis on ballet alongside other movement forms such as modern and jazz. DBSE students will learn and grow in a professional environment and are expected to commit to a high level of training and rigorous schedule.

This program not only focuses on strong, consistent technique, but also develops skills such as critical and creative thinking, discipline, and time management to create empowered human beings.

  • Quality training with Dayton Ballet Artistic Staff
  • DBSE curated concert
  • Community Engagement performances Dayton Ballet MainStage performance opportunities: Coppelia, The Nutcracker, Cinderella
    Guests in Wright State University Spring concert
  • New works by guest choreographers
  • Dayton Ballet School Concert: Magic Mirror
  • Youth American Grand Prix coaching, prep and rehearsal
  • Full school year commitment for 24/25 season
  • Must be able to attend all DBSE classes
  • Must be able to attend all DBSE rehearsals and performances

Jr. Ensemble: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Sr. Ensemble: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Audition Information

Friday, May 10, 2024
For ages 11–13, 4:30–6pm
For ages 14+, 6:30–8:15pm (bring pointe shoes)

*this is the only audition we will have for our DBSE 24/25 season for new and current DBS students.



Dayton Philharmonic Chorus

Come Sing with Us!

Auditions will be held for the 2024-2025 season at the University of Dayton, Fitz Hall on May 13–15.

Fill out the form below to indicate your interest. Our chorus manager Carolyn Sweezy will contact you to arrange a time. If you are unavailable for the scheduled audition time, other arrangements can be made. The audition will last 8-10 minutes, and we will notify you of the result within one week.

Each audition will consist of the following:

  • Singers should prepare one vocal solo song that demonstrates their best vocal qualities. Foreign languages are welcomed. A pianist is provided.
  • Auditioning singers should bring a copy of their music for the pianist. Memorization is not required.
  • Each person will be vocalized and tested on tonal memory (sing back what you hear).
  • Each person may be asked to sight-read, often a Bach chorale.

2024-2025 Season for DPC

  • Handel Messiah (DPO Chamber Choir) | December 18, 2024
  • Thompson Seven Last Words of the Unarmed | March 14 & 15, 2025
  • Fauré Requiem | March 14 & 15, 2025

Dayton Opera Chorus

Chorus Notifications

There are no auditions scheduled at this time. Want to know when auditions are announced? Complete the following form and we'll notify you!

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Concertmaster Auditions

Neal Gittleman, Artistic Director and Conductor announces the following permanent vacancy commencing for the 2024-2025 Season. The Dayton Philharmonic is a per-service ROPA orchestra. The minimum service guarantee for 24-25 is 119. There are 26 additional principal quartet services, plus other opportunities for solo and chamber music performances. $50,000 minimum salary, plus medical/dental/vision benefits. Compensation is negotiable upon selection of a winning candidate.

Audition dates: June 4 and 5, 2024
Resume deadline: May 21, 2024

Winning candidates will be required to show proof of U.S. citizenship or a work permit/green card before a contract can be offered. Highly-qualified applicants, please contact Sean Vore, Personnel Manager, at svore@daytonperformingarts.org

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