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Please join us as we celebrate our DAAS majors and minors who are graduating in 2024! We will also be announcing our Wangari Maathai Essay Winners and our inaugural Dr. Jonathan I Kidd Senior Prize recipient.
There will be a performance by the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences Choir, ​also known as DAAS. The Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences Choir enables its members to develop poise, confidence, self-discipline, and an understanding of the artistic process through vocal performance. This high-spirited group of third through eighth-grade students offers a dynamic presentation that is both positive and uplifting!
The mission of the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences is “to provide a high quality, holistic education anchored in the arts and sciences that prepares students to compete in a global society.”
Throughout the school year, the DAAS Choir enriches the cultural life of the community through performances for charitable, educational, and civic organizations. ​In ​Spring​ 2015​, their classroom rehearsal footage of Pharrell’s hit single, ​"​Happy,​" went viral. Garnering more than 1.5 million views, the video captured the attention of national media and led to appearances on ​America’s​ ​Got Talent, and ​The Ellen Show​.​ During their appearance​ on Ellen, ​the choir's fundraising efforts received a big boost when host Ellen DeGeneres presented the choir with a check for $50,000​, which helped to fulfill their dream of performing at Disney World.

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