Auditions for the 2019-2020 Season are closed.

Please See Below for Further Information

Auditions for entrance into the youth orchestras are held each year in the spring.  Members are accepted by audition only, including members of the previous year’s orchestra. Applicants must be a member of a school music organization playing the same instrument as is played in the Youth Orchestra. If there is no school orchestra or band, an exception may be made. Age requirements vary by orchestra. See more information in the 2019-2020 Auditions BrochureA printable version of the application form is available here.

Membership Fee

The membership fee for participation in the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is $375.00 (2019–2020).  The membership fee for participation in both Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings and Dayton Philharmonic Junior Strings is $200.00 (2019–2020). These fees cover administrative costs such as conductor salaries, rehearsal and performance space, and music.  Financial Assistance is available for any students who may need help with the cost of the membership fee. This organization does not intend to deny an eligible student membership due to financial hardship.

Audition Brochure

Download the 2019-2020 Audition Brochure here. Please make sure to bring the completed application form to your audition. 

Scheduling Auditions

To schedule your audition, please call the contacts listed below. All auditions must be scheduled by April 19, 2019.

For Further Information Please Contact:

Ruth Reveal

Director of Education
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Phone: 937-224-3521 x1118 Fax: 937-223-9189

Alex Ignatiou

Education Program Coordinator
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Phone: 937-224-3521 x1140