丹的’s core educational philosophy is that all of us, without exception 和 particularly young people, 可以并且应该制作音乐吗. So it comes as great news that Dan was promoted to the new position of Director of 音乐 at Poly.
在这个新创建的角色中, 勇敢的说, “I will supervise 和 support N-12 music programs 和 faculty, with particular attention to the transition between the 较低的学校 和 the Dyker Heights campus 和 aligning our co-curricular opportunities, 比如365bet的保利音乐学院.”
道蒂于2006年加入保利, 和 served as Chair of the 表演艺术 Department since 2014, 和 中学 表演艺术 Coordinator from 2009-2014. He teaches 中学 general music, directs the 中学 和 上学校 choral ensembles, 和 has been the musical director for 14 musical productions, seven in the 中学 和 seven 在高中.
As Chair of the 表演艺术 Department, 丹的 led the Concert Choir to perform in Canada, 哥斯达黎加, 德国, 捷克共和国, 和古巴, as well as five performances at Carnegie Hall 和 one at Lincoln Center.
在他的领导下, Poly 艺术 has added advanced courses to provide greater opportunities for students to achieve excellence in the arts, 和 supported the development of new classes, adding a 中学 String Ensemble, 和, 在高中, new courses such as the Collaborative Piano Skills class 和 this year’s new 音乐 Production.
“创作音乐是人类的努力, 和 it is important to me that all Poly students have a positive experience as they learn 和 grow as musicians.”
Doughty is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Organization of American Kodály Educators, the National Association for 音乐 Educators, 和 the New York State School 音乐 Association. He has served on the board for the Kodály Organization of New York since 2017 和 is currently serving as co-chair of the Fall 2021 Equity 和 Diversity Summit. 经过多年的, 他参加过各种合唱团的演出, 歌剧, 和 musical theater ensembles nationally 和 internationally.
“During the p和emic year, Dan undertook the crucially important work of developing health 和.safety protocols for music-making 和 other performing arts activities for our return to campus. It was his caring diligence that led the way for a thriving performance season despite the many challenges we faced,“共享 迈克尔年代. 罗宾逊艺术总监.
What This New Role Means for Students
勇敢的解释, “Having a more focused purview will allow me to focus my support 和 resources on the music faculty 和 developing opportunities that continue to challenge 和 inspire our students 和 grow our program. I am especially excited to work more closely with 和 provide additional support to our 较低的学校 音乐 teachers. They do a fantastic job with their classes, 音乐会, 和课外编程, 和 I look forward to working with them.”
This new position is a definite plus for Poly 艺术. “在过去的几年里,勇敢的说, “the 表演艺术 Department 和 our programs have grown tremendously. As the department chair for the past seven years, I have worked with colleagues on many initiatives: Together, we have increased 和 developed in-school class offerings, added opportunities such as the Preseason Theatre Workshop, created advanced classes 在高中, exp和ed our publicity 和 communications presence, 构建了Strings程序, 完善365bet的 保利音乐学院 program*, 和 added additional faculty positions. To continue this growth across all disciplines of Poly 艺术 和 maintain our level of excellence, it became clear that more focused oversight of these growing programs was an essential next step for our success.”
An exciting time for Poly 艺术 is underway. “I have many ideas for the continued expansion of the 音乐 program,勇敢的说, “beginning in the 2020-21 school year with a new 音乐 Production class 和 further development of our 保利音乐学院 和 较低的学校 Conservatory programs. 更加集中注意力, I am optimistic that I can help bring all of the 音乐 Department’s ideas to fruition in the coming years 和 continue creating new opportunities for our students.”
Doughty would like parents to know that music is taken very seriously at Poly. “We provide opportunities that challenge even our most experienced performers while maintaining a community experience that welcomes all students,”他说. “创作音乐是人类的努力, 和 it is important to me that all Poly students have a positive experience as they learn 和 grow as musicians.”