Department of Fine and Performing Arts

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Office 110, 3rd Floor
115 S. Ludlow Street
Dayton, Ohio

Justen Seay, Academic Coordinator, Fine and Performing Arts | 937.542.3522

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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.

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.


Big Sounds of Summer Percussion Camp Flyer

Yamaha's BIG Sounds of Summer Percussion Camp!

July 23 & 24 | 9a-4p

Ponitz Career Tech Center

Current Percussionists Grades 7-12

Registration $10

Arts Chat and Chew Flyer

Arts Chat and Chew

More dates coming soon!

DPS Fine & Performing arts in the news!

Sounds of Summer: Dayton students jump start music education with percussion camp
Dayton school hosts summer percussion camp