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Welcome to the wide array of Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Education Programs. We serve over 75,000 kids in 14 counties. During the past 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 2018–2019 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
November 2, 2017  “Nature in Music”—Patrick Reynolds, Conductor
February 20, 2018  “Kaleidoscope Across America”—Neal Gittleman, Patrick Reynolds, Conductors

Magic Carpet Concerts, 9:45 am and 11:15 am, Dayton Masonic Center
­April 9–12, 2018  "Going Places"—Patrick Reynolds, Conductor
DPO and Dayton Ballet II

Dayton Philharmonic Junior Strings
November 19, 2017; 7:00 pm  Kettering Adventist Church, Kara Camfield, Conductor
March 20, 2017; 7:00 pm  Kettering Adventist Church, Kara Camfield, Conductor

Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings
­November 3, 2017; 3:00 pm  Kettering Adventist Church, Dr. Betsey Hofeldt, Conductor
March 18, 2018; 3:00 pm  Masonic Center, Dr. Betsey Hofeldt, Conductor

Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, 3:00 pm, Schuster Center
December 10, 2017  Winter Concert—Patrick Reynolds, Conductor
March 17, 2018  Family Concert—Patrick Reynolds, Conductor
May 6, 2018  Spring Concert—Patrick Reynolds, Conductor

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