DAN School of Drama and Music

On Thursday, April 7, 2016, Queen’s University announced the naming of the DAN School of Drama and Music in honour of Aubrey and Marla Dan and their donation of $5 million to the school. The donation was endowed to allow investments in visiting professional instructors, scholarships and research.

The DAN School of Drama and Music merged of the former Department of Drama (founded 1947) and School of Music (founded 1969). In principle, The DAN School embraces all the many disciplines that collaborate to realize the professional performing arts.

Mr. Dan, a highly-accomplished Canadian businessman and philanthropist with a passion for the performing arts, is also the founder of Dancap Productions Inc., a Tony Award-winning commercial theatre company with international and Broadway production and investment credits, including Jersey Boys, The Drowsy Chaperone, West Side Story and A Streetcar Named Desire.

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Pictured in 2016 at the naming announcement (l-r): Ireneus Zuk, Interim Associate Director, DAN School of Drama and Music; Provost Alan Harrison; Marla and Aubrey Dan; and Craig Walker, Head of the DAN School of Drama and Music. (Photo by Bernard Clark)

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