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UD Music Department to host auditions on Monday April 30 to May 2 and Saturday, May 5

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is pleased to announce auditions for the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (DPYO) and Junior String Orchestra (JSO) for the 2007-2008 Season. All auditions will be held at the University of Dayton, Music Department, Reichard Hall, 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio. Audition times are from 6 to 9 pm on Monday April 30 (DPYO only), Tuesday May 1 (DPYO only), and Wednesday May 2 (both orchestras). Auditions conclude on Saturday May 5 from 10:30 am to 3 pm (both orchestras).

To schedule an audition time, applicants must phone the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, (937) 224-3521 by April 27, 2007.

Each year, the Youth Orchestras offer talented, young musicians the opportunity to perform fine orchestral literature and further develop their musical talents. The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will begin its 70th season this year. The Junior String Orchestra is now in its 25th year.

If you are, or know of, a student who would profit by participating in one of these orchestra experiences, please encourage them to audition.

For answers to questions concerning the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra programs, call Gloria Pugh, Director of Education at the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, 224-3521.
About the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, founded in 1937 by Dr. Paul Katz, was organized to give aspiring young musicians in the greater Dayton area an opportunity to work together studying challenging orchestral music. The Orchestra, beginning its 69th season, continues to provide today’s young musicians with an opportunity to strengthen and expand their musical skills, knowledge, talent, and experience through the study of symphonic orchestral literature.

The DPYO performs four concerts each season and was invited to perform at the 2002, 2004, and 2006 Ohio Music Educators Association conferences. The Youth Orchestra regularly appears on the Dayton Philharmonic’s Time-Warner Cable Family Concert Series.
About the Junior String Orchestra

The Dayton Philharmonic Junior String Orchestra was established in 1982 with the support of Mrs. Virginia Kettering, to provide additional music experience for string students in grades 6-12. The Junior String Orchestra is comprised of 62 students representing 27 different schools from the greater Dayton area. The purpose of this Orchestra is to provide musical enrichment and advanced concert experience for string students in grades 6 through 12.

Students in the Junior String Orchestra will perform challenging original string literature. Regularly performing Winter and Spring concerts, the Junior String Orchestra often performs additional concerts throughout the year.