Dr. Dorothy L. Bounds... is the Founder and President of the Academy. A dynamic and spirited leader, she is a composer, author, educator, choral conductor, and minister of music who brings an excess of 50 years of experience to the forefront. Bounds has earned degrees and outstanding honors from McKinley Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi and has been profiled by ABC 7 Chicago and Harry Porterfield as "someone you should know".
Dorolyn Academy of Music...is a charitible 501 (c) 3 community based performing arts school, committed to the development, enhancement, exposure and promotion of long-term music training for the underserved...especially children and youth. Our vision is to prepare and provide a future generation of performers and educators. From its inception in 1982, Dr. Bounds' vision was to establish a one-of-a-kind music institution with professional instructors who would capture and catapult the curiosity of children and youth who chose to explore the world of music.
Dorolyn Academy of Music admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.
" 'Tis the season "
For each of us to take a moment and reflect on just how fortunate we are, and how we can share that good fortune with others. Each of us have our own set of challenges, yet each of us also has something to be thankful for.
To our students, friends and supporters.
We wish you all......
peace of mind, good health... (physically, mentally, and spiritually )prosperity throughout the year, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, and enough joy to fill each day.
"Thank You"......for the love, support and encouragement that you have shown us for 32 years......We love you !!
Dorolyn Academy of Music is a 501 (c) (3) charitable performing arts school. Your gift is deductible to the extent the law allows. Your donation can be made with a VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card or by PayPal.
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30TH Anniversary ..
Thank You's !!!
Special thanks to all of our friends and supporters who joined us on Saturday, October 20, 2012, in celebrating 30 years of Performing Arts Education. We enjoyed the fellowship, fun, food and the great musical tributes that were rendered. we are inspired and energized to go even further because of people like you....... CHEERS !!! , to many more exciting and rewarding years to come
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1). Holiday Scholarships
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2). Scholarship Fund
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Accomplished / professional staff
Inexpensive tuition costs
7 Free Program...
(Refer 7 students to us and we will pay for lessons with us, for yourself, or for someone of your choice...for up to 6 months !!)
Ethnic diversity of instructors and students
31 year history of excellence in Performing Arts Education
Featured recital series
Featured concert series
Student centered programming
Energetic and positive environment
On-site performance venue
12 private studios
Located in culturally rich and ethnically diverse Oak Park, IL
Award recipient for outstanding community committment/outreach from each of the following:
State Treasurer of Illinois
Oak Park Development Corporation
Oak Park Area Arts Council
COMCAST COMMUNITY BUILDERS AWARD
Member: Oak Park Area Arts Council
Member: Oak Park / River Forest Chamber of Commerce
Dorolyn Academy of Music is not affiliated with any businesses owned by employess, entrepreneurs, or independent contractors of the organization. Anyone conducting business with a Dorolyn employee or independent contractor, does so at their own risk. Dorolyn Academy of Music is not liable for any business transactions or business relationships that may be established with employees/independent contractors of Dorolyn Academy of Music.