The music program, in much the same way, makes music both very personal for each child, but also uses it as an opportunity for outreach through public performances and special learning occasions with young musicians from other schools, regions, states or even countries.
In addition to music classes in which students learn the fundamentals of singing, instrumentation, movement, basic music theory and composition, listening skills, music history and appreciation, students also have the opportunity to study a musical instrument, and participate in a choral and/or instrumental ensemble. Our young musicians and singers perform in recitals and concerts throughout the school year, and have the option of participating in NYSSMA solo evaluations. DDS is regularly represented at local all county music festivals. Our music director personally mentors our young musicians and singers, accompanies them to competitions and makes available to them countless opportunities in the music field.