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Q the Music at Ruskin Elementary School

The children excitedly press their faces against the windows peering into the parking lot for their families.  Some exclaim when they see their mothers. Others fret that their parents have not yet arrived.  One tall girl in a bright red party dress, spins and dances.  These young people will soon give a performance demonstrating their […]

Young Musicians Persevere

How does a collaborative group of musicians persevere when their ability to be together for collaboration is challenged? And how do educators keep student musicians engaged and learning when working in person is difficult or impossible? These are the challenges faced by the directors of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Youth Strings and Junior Strings […]

Giving Tuesday: Make Your Gift Now

Your Gift Today Will Support Youth Orchestras and Scholarship Awards #GivingTuesday, November 30, 2021, connects individuals, organizations, and communities around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving by supporting a cause important to you. Join this global spirit of giving by contributing to the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association (DPVA) today. Your […]

DPVA Music Friend of the Year

It is our pleasure to announce that the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteers Association 2021 Music Friend of the Year is Dr. Betsey Hofeldt. Betsey has been a violinist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra spice 1988. She is both an accomplished musician and a skilled and caring educator whose students regularly audition for and are accepted as […]

June Reminders

Renew your 2021-2022 DPVA Membership – Return your DPVA Membership Information form sent through the mail or register online at for the 2021-2022 Membership Year.  You and your membership are key to supporting the DPVA mission!  Renew today! Register for the DPVA Annual Meeting – Please join us for DPVA’s 2020-2021 highlights!  The meeting will […]

Please join us for DPVA’s 2020-2021 Highlights!

Annual Meeting June 8, 2021, 4:00 PM Youth Orchestra Activity Education Program and Scholarship Winners Election of Officers and Board Trustees Music Friend of the Year Presentation Financial Report Year in Review Register in advance for this Zoom meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This […]

Cheers to the Volunteers of DPVA!!

April is National Volunteer Month, making this the perfect time to express our gratitude to YOU, our dedicated group of volunteers. You are truly the lifeblood of DPVA. Open the photos here, or click the PDF icon below.

Glenn Barnhart

Loss in the DPVA Family

Long time DPVA docent Glenn ”Barney” Barnhart passed away peacefully on April 14, 2021. Barney had a life-long love of music and played tuba or baritone in a number of bands throughout his life including during his years as a high school student, his years in military service, his active role as a member of […]

The DPVA Board of Trustees Invites YOU to be our Valentine!

Join us on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM We miss seeing you, but hope a ZOOM Valentine get-together will warm your hearts! ENJOY… Classical Music Trivia Q&A with’s your chance! A Peek at an Upcoming Concert “Oldie-weds” strumming their bows on The Newly-wed Game A Valentine Basket to a Lucky WINNER️ and more DPVA […]

Brighten Your Days With the DPO

Are the gray days of a Dayton winter leaving you in need of inspiration? Are cold temperatures making you wish for a smile on your face and some warm joy in your heart? Are your house-bound students yearning for cultural enrichment activities? The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance website might have just what you need! The […]