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Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestras

Each year the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra offers talented young musicians the opportunity to perform fine orchestral literature and further develop their musical talents through participation in the orchestra’s long-standing Youth Orchestra programs. Chosen through competitive audition, the students in the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings hail from 27 different schools throughout the Greater Dayton area and surrounding communities. The final concert of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will be Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 p.m. at the Schuster Center. 

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Download the 2019–2020 Audition Brochure here  

Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra 2018–2019 

Performers: Grades 9–12
Conductor: Patrick Reynolds

The best of the Miami Valley make up this premier orchestra of young people. Members study challenging orchestral music, work with professional musicians, and perform three concerts a year. For audition information, call the DPAA Education Department at (937) 224-3521, x1118.

Dates: December 9, 2018—Winter Concert
March 17, 2019—Family Concert
May 5, 2019—Spring Concert
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Schuster Center
Cost: December 9 and May 5 - $10   
March 17 - $12 to $22

To Order Tickets for DPYO Concerts on December 9 and May 5, call the DPAA Education Department at (937) 224-3521, x1118.
For the March 17 concert, call Ticket Center Stage at (888) 228-3630.

Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings

Performers: Grades 6–12
Conductor: Dr. Betsey Hofeldt

This orchestra was established to provide an exceptional musical experience for talented young string students throughout the Greater Dayton area. The musicians perform two concerts a year. For audition information, call the DPAA Education Department at (937) 224-3521, x1118.

Dates: November 18, 2018—Winter Concert
March 24, 2019—Spring Concert 
Time: 3:00 p.m.  
Locations: Nov. 18, Kettering Adventist Church; Mar. 24, Dayton Masonic Center  
Cost: Nov. 18, FREE; Mar. 24, $5.00   

To Order Tickets for DPYS Concert on March 24, call the DPAA Education Department at (937) 224-3521, x1118. 

Dayton Philharmonic Junior Strings

Performers: Grades 3–8
Conductor: Kara Camfield 

This training orchestra, formed in 2014, is for students who have had limited ensemble experience. Students in this orchestra also will work on sight-reading, rhythm and technique.

Dates: November 18, 2018—Mini-concert 
March 12, 2019—Spring Concert  
Time: 7:00 p.m.  
Location: Kettering Adventist Church   
Cost: FREE 

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