Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Fine and Performing Arts Logo

3rd Floor, Office 15
115 S. Ludlow Street
Dayton, Ohio

Justen Seay, Academic Coordinator, Fine and Performing Arts
(937) 542-3522,

"Like" and "Follow" us on :  Facebook IconTwitter Icon 

Mission statement

Our mission is to provide a rigorous and comprehensive educational experience for students in the areas of music, visual arts, drama, dance and work to ensure that each student is ready for college and career.


We will become a connected, thriving fine and performing arts department, collaboratively and globally soaring together, with students, to achieve excellence in the arts!

Department priorities

Department Philosophy

Arts education is an important factor for improving student outcomes including achievement in core academic subject, mental health, self-confidence, self-discipline and control, creativity and decision-making (Roege & Kyung, 2013; Respress & Lufti, 2006, Catterall et al, 1999; Fiske, 1999). Students will receive instruction in the various arts subjects through sequential and grade-level appropriate lessons designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed for them to be ready for college and career.




DPS Fine & Performing arts in the news