The education programs of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance provide unique opportunities for children and their families to access the arts. With the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, and Dayton Philharmonic under one roof, the Alliance provides a wide range of educational programs. From introductory to in-depth programs, there’s something for every grade level, ability, and learning style!

Each year the Alliance is proud to reach almost 65,000 children and their families through field trip concerts, in-school presentations, and participatory programs. View our 2022-23 DPAA Education Brochure to learn more about our programming in the 2022-23 school year. To book a field trip or in-school program, fill out our online booking form. Booking questions can be directed to Kara Camfield, Education Program Coordinator, [email protected].

The Alliance’s education programs rely on the generous support of donors to underwrite our programs and make costs to schools minimal or free.  If you are interested in supporting an education program or sponsoring a school, please contact [email protected] or make an online donation here.


Thank you to our generous education underwriters!

Adventures in Sound Ensembles

Centerville-Washington Foundation Fund of The Dayton Foundation
Charles D. Berry Foundation
Community Foundation for Kettering Fund of The Dayton Foundation
Dayton Children’s Hospital
Raymond and Sue Merz
The Piqua Community Foundation
Schiewetz Foundation Inc.
The Tipp City Foundation of the Troy Foundation
Walmart Super Center #2124 – Beavercreek


The Hearst Foundations
The Ohio Arts Council

Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Youth Strings, and Junior Strings

Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association

High School Concerts

Kettering Education Foundation Endowment Fund
Raymond and Sue Merz

Magic Carpet Concerts

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hone

Opera Artists in Residence

The Opera Guild of Dayton
Lockwood Family Foundation

Q the Music

African American Community Fund
John and Susan Bradley
Garry and Mindy Greene
Robert and Vicky Heuman
Iddings Foundation
Levin Family Foundation
Steve and Lou Mason
Gerald M. and Carole A. Miller Family Foundation
George B. Quatman Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee
Patrick and Sonya Reynolds
Mary Arnett Sparks
Strings for Hope
The Frank M. Tait Foundation
Gil and Pat Templeton
N.L. Weller Charities, Inc.
Walt and Marcia Wood

Young People’s Concerts

Catherine and Stephen Hone
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Merz

General Education Support

Charles D. Berry Foundation
Mrs. Judith J. Bittner
Mary R. Bowman
Dr. Gwen Brubaker
Mr. Joseph Cable
The Honorable William A. and Catherine C. Clark
Culture Works
Dayton Aerospace, Inc.
Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association
Leta Fairbank
Sarah Fiorita Memorial Fund
Al and Rita Heckmann
Kenneth and Terri Hammelgarn
Heren Foundation U.S.A.
Charles E. Hoffman Fund #2009 of The Dayton Foundation
Charles E. Hoffman Music Fund #2007 of The Dayton Foundation
Edward and Jennie B. Hoffman Fund #2099 of the Dayton Foundation
Jessica Hung and John Calligan
Anne F. Johnson
Diane Buchanan Johnson and Robert E. Johnson
Mr. Jeffrey L. Klopfstein and Ms. Laverna Jean Love
Stephen B. Levitt, M.D.
Dr. William C. and Kathleen Lindahl
Constance McKale
Miami County Foundation
Mary Mikesells Endowment of Greene Giving
Montgomery County Arts District
National Endowment for the Arts
Ohio Arts Council
William and Diane Schaff
The Troy Foundation
Tipp City Foundation
The Wallace Foundation
Walmart #3765 Piqua
Walmart #5374 Eaton
N.L. Weller Charities, Inc.
Walt and Marcia Wood