On May 30, national researcher and all-around creative, Robert B. Morrison and local research dynamo, Pat Cirillo will present information on Arts Education Research.
Morrison and Cirillo will share the data, provide historical context and explain how the arts and culture sector can use these findings to advance the region's arts education initiatives and the lives of those experiencing it. Plenty of time will be allotted to asking questions to the presenters. Build in time for networking with like-minded professionals before and after the presentation over coffee.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The discussion will start at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 10 a.m., including questions and discussion, Visit www.riderta.com for public transportation. Following the Roundtable, CPAC will be at The City Club at noon for a discussion on "Creative Minds in Healthcare" with representatives from state, county and city government. Please join us in that discussion as well.
Feel free to post questions ahead of time to our Creative Compass forum. We'll share these posts with the event moderator prior to the live discussion. We encourage you to continue attending Arts and Culture Roundtables as a forum for representatives from the arts and culture community to come together regularly and discuss common concerns and solutions.
Robert B. Morrison is the founder of Quadrant Research, the nation’s leading arts education research and intelligence organization. In California, Mr. Morrison’s report The Sound of Silence: The Unprecedented Decline of Music Education in California Public Schools (2004) was one of the catalysts for a $500 million reinvestment into music and arts education in public schools signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and which has grown to nearly $1 billion. Mr. Morrison was the managing partner for the New Jersey Arts Education Census Project, the first statewide census for arts education in every school building, hailed as a model for statewide arts education research. He has completed similar research projects for the states of Arizona, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
Mr. Morrison served as the CEO of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation donating more than $25 million of musical instruments to restore more than 1200 music programs. Previously, he was a senior executive for the NAMM - International Music Products Association, where he served as Executive Director of the American Music Conference and worked with the late Michael Kamen and Richard Dreyfus to create the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. Mr. Morrison’s advocacy work has earned him both an EMMY and a Peabody Award and he received an honorary doctorate degree from the State University of New York.
Pat Cirillo is the president of Cypress Research Group, a statistical consulting firm located in Shaker Heights. While most of her work is for for-profit corporations, she includes many non-profit arts organizations as her clients, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Orchestra, Rock and roll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland International Film Festival.
About 10 years ago, Pat and Bob Morrison first worked together on the New Jersey Arts Census project. Pat was responsible for the statistical analysis and reporting for that project. From there Pat and Bob worked on numerous similar projects for other states, including her favorite, Ohio.
Pat is also a board member for CPAC where she directs the Strategic Planning effort and serves on the Executive Committee. Pat earned a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience and an M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Syracuse University. She founded Cypress Research Group in 1997.
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