MUSIC FACULTY
Juanita Bosee
Director
Juanita acquired a BS in Music Education from the University of Bridgeport with a major in piano. She is a founding teacher of the Royal American Conservatory of Music now called the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has won numerous awards from the Royal Conservatory of Music and has had many students achieve top honors. Several students have had the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall. As a music teacher in the Stamford public schools she developed a group piano to serve students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to learn to play. She has taught at the DAC for the past 20 years and was named the Director of Music for the DAC in 2009. Her classes for beginners to advance emphasize music theory, rhythm, sight-reading, and performance skills.
Christina DeMaio
Christina DeMaio is an NYC-based performer and teaching artist. Christina received her B.M. in Classical Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory of Music. With over a decade of classical training, Christina has a diverse array of performance and teaching experience in musical styles such as opera and musical theatre, to jazz, country, and pop. Christina has been teaching private lessons and group voice classes for the past several years,​ working with young singers of all ages​, skill levels,​ and musical interests​.​ She has worked in youth theatre as a music director and vocal coach for various productions and workshops.
Daniel Hague
Daniel made his Arizona Opera debut as Douglas D'Agnus in Rossini's La Donna del LagoI and returned as Colline in La Boheme. He appeared nine times with The Shubert Opera in New Haven; most notably as the Commendatore and as Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor. For Opera Theatre of CT, he has been heard as Basilio, Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin and Colline; a role he also sang for Opera North as well as the Sanibel Festival. The Sanibel Festival has also heard him as Mozart's Figaro, Raimondo in Lucia, Colline and as Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus. For the Bronx Opera he has been heard as Sarastro, Mozart's Figaro, the Hermit in Der Freischutz and Leporello; a role he also sang at the Ash-Lawn Highland Festival. His work for Connecticut Concert Opera includes Giorgio in i Puritani and Alfonso in Lucrezia Borgia. He has appeared twice with the Opera Orchestra of New York in Rienzi and i Due Foscari. In Oratorio he has been heard in Verdi's Requiem with the Harrisburg Symphony, Haydn's Creation with the Bronx Orchestra as well as numerous Bach works with the Fairfield Orchestra and the Bronx Chamber Orchestra. He has been heard as soloist with the National Chorale in three concerts at Avery Fisher Hall. His musical theater credits include Edward Rutledge in 1776, Lancelot in Camelot and King Maximillian in A Spinning Tale off-Broadway.
Sharon Levin
Sharon Levin holds a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from Manhattan School of Music.  She was also awarded a “Certificat de Musique de Chambre” (Chamber Music Certificate) from The Eclole Normale de Musique in Paris, France.  Ms. Levin was the principal flutist with the New Jersey Pops Symphony Orchestra for 14 years, has been a soloist and chamber musician in the USA, Europe, Central and South America.  She is an active performer and instructor in the Fairfield County Area.  She was the flute choir director for the Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic Program (2006-2010), she taught Music History at Norwalk Community College (2008-2010). She is also on the faculty at the Connecticut School of Music in Westport and Greenwich and teaches privately at her home studio.  Her students have participated and continue to participate among the following area programs:  Norwalk Youth Symphony, Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic, Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra, Western Middle School and High School Regionals Program and the High School All State Program.
Dan Saulpaugh
Dan Saulpaugh is an active performer and teacher throughout the greater New York City metro area and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies from City College of New York. He also spent time studying with Douglass Rubio at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music as a Classical Guitar Performance major before relocating to New York City. While at Crane Saulpaugh toured with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet playing in the guitar orchestra for performances of Shingo Fujii's "Shiki." While at City College he studied privately with Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Competition winner Lage Lund. Saulpaugh also works actively as a band leader and sideman. He released his debut EP "Before the Fire Is Gone" in April. He was a finalist in The Greene Space's 2015 Battle of the Burroughs: The Bronx. He also co-hosts the monthly jam session Jamhattan at Harlem's Silvana. In addition to performing Saulpaugh maintains a studio of private students ranging from children to adults at all skill levels.
Stephanie Wong
Stephanie Wong teaches violin, viola, piano and flute at the DAC. She has a double major in Music from the University of Rochester and studied violin at Eastman School of Music. Wong graduated from DHS in 2005 and also taught at the Darien Summer School Strings Program for nine years.