Youth Orchestras Perform Fall Concerts

The Dayton Philharmonic youth orchestras have kept up a busy rehearsal schedule even with the many disruptions of COVID. The results of their hard work can now be enjoyed by us in a virtual, prerecorded format. Q the Music, a daily after-school orchestra program for students in grades 3-5 at Ruskin Elementary, has scheduled a […]

Doris Ponitz

Loss in the DPVA Family

DPVA is deeply saddened by the loss of former president Doris Ponitz.  Doris died Tuesday, December 1, 2020.  She was a tireless volunteer in the Dayton community, giving her time and energy in furthering education and enriching the community culturally.  She served as president of DPVA from 1981 – 1983. Her interest in music started […]

DPVA’s Fall Fundraiser – We’re Nearly Halfway There!!

The Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association’s fall fundraiser is underway!!  And we are nearly halfway to our $30,000 goal. With the money from this fundraiser, DPVA will continue to support the financial needs of the orchestra as it streams live and recorded performances for its many patrons and listeners. In addition, we will support the three […]

Brandon Patrick George Steps into the Solo Spotlight

What an exciting update to pass along on the professional career of Brandon Patrick George!  Brandon was last highlighted in a September article of DPVA Q-Notes.  He is a Dayton area native, former member of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and former student of local flutist Virginia Miller.  His professional career took off when he […]

Don't mask your support!


DPVA is launching its fall fundraiser to support the Dayton Philharmonic!  The goal is $30,000 and may be ambitious, but if everyone does their part, we can get there!  Watch for more information arriving by mail soon! The DPO needs our financial support now more than ever as it streams live and recorded performances to […]

Gloria Pugh

DPVA Music Friend of the Year: Gloria Pugh

The DPVA Music Friend of the Year Award was once again presented at the Annual Meeting in June.  This year’s recipient is Gloria Pugh. Gloria has worked closely with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for nearly 40 years.  She began in the 1980s as a volunteer and docent.  Her talents and energy were soon tapped to […]

Where are they now?

Winning one of DPVA’s concerto competitions or scholarships can be an amazing accomplishment for a young musician.  It can help deepen that student’s interest in music and the arts as well as leading to opportunities for further developing musical skills and knowledge.  It is especially satisfying to know that this early success often leads to […]

DPVA Member in the News: Vivienne Himmel

It’s never a surprise to find a DPVA member in the news. Our membership is full of talented, dedicated people who willingly offer their time in community service. Vivienne Himmel is one such member and her service to the Dayton area was recently highlighted in the Dayton Daily News. Vivienne was recognized as one of […]

June 2020 DPVA Reminders

Don’t Forget to… Renew your DPVA Membership Return your DPVA Membership Information form sent through the mail or register online for the 2020-2021 Membership Year. You and your membership in DPVA are key to us being DPVA Strong. It is more important than ever that we are there to support the DPVA mission! Renew today! […]

DPVA Annual Meeting 2020

DPVA Annual Meeting June 9, 2020

Please Join Us and Raise Your Glass! DPVA’S ANNUAL MEETING: June 9, 2020 at 5:30PM So prepare your favorite cocktail and we’ll toast DPVA’s… > Scholarship Winners/Performances > Music Friend of the Year Award > Election of Officers and Board Trustees > Treasurer’s Report > Year in Review Registration Information: Due to current limitations on […]