DAN School of Drama and Music Celebrates 50 Years

The DAN School of Drama and Music extends a warm invitation not only to its treasured alumni but also to the entire community, as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Bachelor of Music degree. While the spotlight shines brightly on our distinguished alumni during this Homecoming weekend, the broader community’s support and passion for the arts has been pivotal in our journey, and we are eager to share this milestone with everyone. The festivities commence on Friday evening at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. With a reception at 6:30 pm, the night promises a medley of captivating performances, including a showcase concert at 7:30 pm. Revel in the talents of our DAN School ensembles, relive memories through alumni video interviews, and get a first look at the Fall Major Drama Production, “The Last Night at the Cabaret Solitaire,” helmed by Grahame Renyk.

Alumni will find Saturday’s events at Theological Hall especially poignant, with interactive displays of costumes and photos from bygone productions, but the general public will also delight in these glimpses into our theatrical heritage and previews of what’s on the horizon. Sunday morning beckons everyone to Harrison LeCaine Hall for a coffee session, highlighting memorabilia, especially from our Class of 1973. As we unveil the new B.Mus for 2024-25, catering to Classic, Contemporary, and Sonic Arts enthusiasts, our commitment to intertwining Drama and Music grows ever stronger. The legacy of the Queen’s Music and Drama alumni is a beacon of innovation and artistry, and we are resolute in our mission to nurture the next wave of artists and leaders. Join us, whether you’re an alumnus or a cherished member of our community, in celebrating a legacy and envisioning a bright future at the DAN School.

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