The education programs of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance provide unique opportunities for children and their families to access the arts. With the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, and Dayton Philharmonic under one roof, the Alliance provides a wide range of educational programs. From introductory to in-depth programs, there’s something for every grade level, ability, and learning style! Click here for our 2019-2020 Education Schedule.

Each year the Alliance is proud to reach almost 70,000 children and their families through concerts, in-school presentations, and participatory programs. Check out our 2019–2020 Education Brochure for our listing of current field trip and in-school programs. This Education Overview gives a snapshot of all of our education programming.

The Alliance’s education programs rely on the generous support of donors to underwrite our programs and make costs to schools minimal or free.  If you are interested in supporting an education program or sponsoring a school, please contact Ruth Reveal, Director of Education, [email protected], (937) 224-3521 x1118, or make an online donation here.


Thank you to our generous education underwriters!

Adventures in Sound Ensembles

Mr. Charles D. Berry
Charles E. Hoffman Fund of The Dayton Foundation
Charles E. Hoffman Music Fund of The Dayton Foundation
Community Foundation for Kettering
Miami County Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Merz
Piqua Community Foundation
Tipp City Foundation
The Troy Foundation
Walmart Super Center #2124 – Beavercreek


The Hearst Foundations
The Ohio Arts Council

Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Youth Strings, and Junior Strings

Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association
First Financial Bank

Magic Carpet Concerts

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hone
The Troy Foundation

Opera on the Road

The Opera Guild of Dayton
William and Jacqueline Lockwood
Miller-Valentine-Walsh Fund

Q the Music

African American Community Fund
Garry and Mindy Greene
Robert and Vicky Heuman
Iddings Foundation
D.R. Keeler
Barbara and Leib Lurie
Leslie C. Mapp Foundation
Steve and Lou Mason
Gerald M. and Carole A. Miller Family Foundation
George B. Quatman Foundation
Patrick and Sonya Reynolds
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia – University of Dayton
Mary Arnett Sparks
Strings of Hope
Gil and Pat Templeton
N.L. Weller Charities, Inc.
Walt and Marcia Wood

Young People’s Concerts

Mr. Charles D. Berry
Community Foundation for Kettering
Charles E. Hoffman Fund of The Dayton Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hone
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Merz
The Troy Foundation

Additional Education Support

Clarence J. Bittner
William A. Clark
Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association
Diane B. Johnson
Stephen B. Levitt
Bill and Kathy Lindahl
Constance McKale
The Troy Foundation