Creative Communities in Arts Education

Wednesday, October 21, 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Organized by Arnold Aprill, executive director, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education.

Presented by Arnold Aprill; David Dik, managing director, Metropolitan Opera Guild; Larry Scripp, Ed.D, director, Center for Music-in-Education Research, New England Conservatory; and Philip A. Alexander, Ph.D., senior program officer, Office of Partnership Support and Research, Empire State Partnerships.

This presentation will be a lecture/demonstration/workshop on scaffolding creative communities among artists, arts teachers, students, classroom teachers, and parents. David Dik from Metropolitan Opera Guild will present on methods for organizing schools as creative communities. Larry Scripp from New England Conservatory and Phil Alexander from Empire State Partnerships will present on methods for organizing schools to form creative communities across cities. Arnold Aprill from the Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) will present on methods for organizing parents to become participants in creative communities. Participants will develop criteria for supporting creative communities, and present to each other their own ideas about generating creative communities in their local contexts.

Related links:

Metropolitan Opera Guild Creating Original Opera Partnership Program
Empire State Partnerships
Journal for Music-in-Education
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education Parent Guideposts (.pdf, 800kb)