The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra has appointed STEVEN HANKLE as chorus director. He succeeds Hank Dahlman, who retires at the end of the 2021‒22 season after 25 years at the helm of the DPO Chorus. Hankle is assistant professor of choral music and music education at the University of Dayton, where he directs the mixed ensemble, University Chorale, and the treble choir, Bella Voce. Hankle is also a member of the choral faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan, where he serves as the music director of the Alumni Choir. Prior to the University of Dayton, Hankle was choral and music education faculty at Penn State University from 2012 to 2015, where he directed the University Choir. A native of Chicago, Hankle is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where he studied choral conducting, and of Florida State University, where he completed his doctoral studies in choral conducting. The Dayton Philharmonic is part of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, which includes the Dayton Ballet and the Dayton Opera.