Arts

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Don Mills has a wide choice of programs in the arts so students can explore their creative side.  We have both an excellent arts program and a specialized CyberArts Program at DMCI. 

Visual Arts and Photography students have exhibited in galleries and venues such as the Royal Ontario Museum and Ontario Science Centre. Each year, photography students participate in the TDSB Contact Photography exhibit. Students also enjoy regular field trips to galleries and museums as part of the curriculum. This year and next year, in addition to the grade 9 through 12 Visual Arts Courses, we are offering grade 11 and 12 Visual Arts Painting.

In addition to the regular grades 9 through 12 music courses- Strings, Vocal, Band, and Show Choir- there are many after school ensembles, including the Northern Lights Show Choir. This popular Show Choir has won many awards, as has the music department’s Stage Band and Jazz Trio.

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The extra-curricular ensembles include:
Concert Band
Stage Band
Jazz Combo
FunkOrkestra
Windstorm
Ukulele Band
Concert Choir
Northern Lights Show Choir
Show Choir Pit Band
School Musical
 
The Travel Festivals include:
Baystate Show Choir Festival (Massachusetts)
Waltham Show Choir Festival (Massachusetts)
Andover Show Choir Festival (Massachusetts)
MusicFest Canada (Regional Semi-finals and National Finals)
The Atlantic Festival of Music
Show Choir Canada
New York, New York
Havana, Cuba
New Orleans, Louisiana
Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

In the Dramatic Arts, courses are offered for students in grades 9 through 12. The Dramatic Arts also offers incredible extra-curricular programming. The DMCI Sears Drama Group, now known as the DMCI National Theatre School Drama Festival Group, has won numerous competitive awards, in addition to going on to the District Festivals at Hart House Theatre in Toronto for the past three years. We also offer Spoken Word, where our students have gone on to be performers and competitors in Toronto's Louder Than a Bomb Festival and tdsbCREATES. In our spoken word programs, DMCI students get to continually work with professional spoken word artists. We also have an Improv Team and participate in many in-school and out of school performances and programs. 
 
This year, the music and drama department put on a very successful and highly professional musical: The Addams Family. The show had over 50 students actors, singers, dancers, musicians, technicians, designers, stage crew, stage managers, and photographers. The show was incredible.

 

Teachers:

ACL - Cyber Arts - Blake McAlister blakely.mcalister@tdsb.on.ca

ACL - The Arts (Music, Visual Arts, and Drama)  - Lisa Morneau  lisa.morneau@tdsb.on.ca

Cyber Arts - Andrea Simpson andrea.simpson@tdsb.on.ca

Visual Arts and Cyber Arts  - Janice Matheson janice.matheson@tdsb.on.ca

Visual Arts and Cyber Arts  - Mariana Matova mariana.matova@tdsb.on.ca

Visual Arts, Photography & Dramatic Arts - Jennifer Rayner jennifer.rayner@tdsb.on.ca

Music - Cathy Whiteside catherine.whiteside@tdsb.on.ca

Dramatic Arts - Lisa Morneau  lisa.morneau@tdsb.on.ca