K-12 Arts Education

Les Turner

Director K-12 Arts Education

(919) 560-3721


Katy Culberson

Arts Specialist 

(919) 560-3721


Here in Durham Public Schools, we provide a wide range of disciplines to ensure a comprehensive arts education to each of our students. Our dedicated teachers bring their expertise to each discipline, ensuring high-quality instruction. At the state level Arts Education is made up of four separate and distinct disciplines with their own set of skills and NC Essential Standard which can be viewed with this link

Our Professional Learning Communities are split by content area:

K-12 Dance

K-5 Visual Arts

6-12 Visual Arts

6-12 Photography (Digital Media)

K-12 Theatre

6-12 Tech Theatre 

K-5 Music

6-8 Chorus

9-12 Chorus

6-12 Orchestra (Guitar)

6-12 Band (Piano)

To learn more about what is being offered within your PLC please click the link associated with your discipline.