Making a Difference

The DPVA is proud to make a difference by:

Raising Funds for Scholarship Assistance, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and the DPAA by

  • Presenting a National Award-Winning Designers’ Show House & Gardens
  • Hosting Special Events

Volunteering in the Schools to present

  • National Award-Winning Young People’s Concert Previews
  • National Award-Winning Orchestra & You Programs
  • Q the Music Classroom Assistants

Volunteering in the Community by

  • Ushering at over 30 Education Concerts
  • Creating Family Concert Activities
  • Collecting Used Instruments for Q the Music & Stivers School for the Arts
  • Enjoying Take Note Classical Concert Previews

Providing Financial Assistance for

  • College Scholarships and Summer Music Camps
  • Youth Orchestra Participation Fees
  • Competition Awards

Kids’ Notes

I am so excited to be a part of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings again this year. I want to thank you for allowing me to have the scholarship this year. I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in the group and to have Dr. Hofeldt as my conductor. I can hardly wait to get back to rehearsals!”  – Madeline Mobarry

Thank you for your very generous financial help. I am really excited to play with the DPYO this year, and your assistance helped make it possible. Thank you very much.”  – Kerstin Smith

Thank you so much for the summer camp tuition scholarship. I had an absolutely wonderful time at Suzuki Columbus Summer Institute. I was selected as principle second violin in the orchestra and had a delightful chamber quartet experience. I cannot wait for DPYO to start this fall. It will be a new experience for me. Thank you for your continued support.”  – Karina M. Beebe

I have been playing the violin for about 6 and a half years, and I really enjoy playing it. Thank you very much for supporting and giving me this opportunity to play in the DPYS, I know it will be a great experience for me.”  –Brittaney Fu

Please express our sincere gratitude to the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association for their generous financial assistance enabling our daughters, Bridget and Brittany, to become members of DPYS this year.”  – Deborah Proffitt

Thank you for your generous donation! Your gift is largely appreciated and it will help me continue my musical career. I know that DPYO will be an enjoyable experience for me and you have helped to make it possible. Thank you for your support!”  – Andrew Wang

Thank you so much for my DPYO scholarship this year! It makes such a difference for me. I had a dynamic summer this year which included a trip to Eastman School of Music for three weeks where I studied violin and theory and music analysis and had voice lessons with Renee Fleming’s mother and a mock audition for Oleh Krysa. I made lifelong friends and found constant and lasting inspiration. I am so glad to be able to continue that with another fantastic year in DPYO! This orchestra is one of the highlights of my winter schedule; rehearsal is where I always want to be and I have made so much progress due to the wonderful environment DPYO creates for excellence and musicianship. Thank you! Have a great 2012-13 season!”  – Shelby Erin Moss

Thank you so much for the summer camp tuition scholarship. I really had a most excellent time playing violin at Suzuki Music Columbus Summer Institute. I really enjoyed my classes and teachers. I cannot believe it is almost August. Summer has just flown by. Thank you again for allowing me the opportunity to play and have fun too!”  – Jonathan L. Beebe

Thank you for the generous amount of financial aid. I know I will enjoy playing in DPYO, and that it will be a very memorable experience for me. I really appreciate what you’ve done for me, and will continue to keep trying to improve my musical skills in the future.”  – Heather Wang