Category: Exemplars

  • People You Should Know: Laurie Lock–Music and Arts Education Advocate

    People You Should Know: Laurie Lock–Music and Arts Education Advocate

    A tribute is in order, I strongly believe, because I know few people who have been such fierce, honest, and strategic advocates for music and arts education as is Laurie Lock. You see, Laurie, after 11 years of directing programs and policy at VH1 Save The Music Foundation, is stepping down to care for her…

  • I Hate to Be Out of Step: Have the Dividing Lines Among Musical Genres Disappeared?

    I have had many a conversation about how the dividing lines among musical genres (and other arts disciplines)¬†were “breaking down or blurring.” So, as I was watching this video about a really swell festival taking place next month, “Sonic: Sounds of a New Century” by The American Composers Orchestra, I was quite struck by John…

  • A Favorite Arts Ed Video: The Mural Project at JHS256

    I have always been fond of project-based learning. And this mural project is one true exemplar. The opportunities for many to be engaged in a multi-year arts project, that combines youth development, art, music, history, social studies, literacy, and more. Not to mention, it’s a stunning work. Click on over to this YouTube video, and…

  • Saluting Sarah Cunningham as She Departs the NEA

    Okay, I’ve been pretty quiet over the past few weeks. Many have interpreted this to reflect a winding down of Dewey21C as a result of my departure from The Center for Arts Education at the end of this month. Well, that’s not the case. There will be no winding down. I am going to continue…