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Thursday, May 7 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Backed by Education Research: A Case for Opera’s Civic Impact

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Research findings demonstrate that arts experiences foster personal creativity, risk-taking, collaboration and empathy in students. These are prized qualities in adults, too. Learn about the latest findings from arts-in-education research and how this information can support the case for opera in broader society.

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Moderators
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Sandra Ruppert

Director, Arts Education Partnership
Sandra Ruppert is Director of the Arts Education Partnership (AEP), which is part of the Council of Chief State School Officers, a Washington DC-based nonprofit and nonpartisan membership organization representing the top leaders of state education agencies. Ruppert leads AEP’s national network of 100+ organizations dedicated to ensuring every young person in America receives a complete and competitive education that includes the arts... Read More →

Speakers
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John Abodeely

Deputy Director, The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
John Abodeely serves at the deputy director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, handling operations, strategy, finance, and program expansion, while supporting major fundraising activities. His expertise includes trans-institutional programs, community and school district planning, nonprofit performance coaching and social sector management innovation. Abodeely has served as a graduate instructor in education policy... Read More →
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Ivonne Chand O'Neal

Director of Research and Evaluation, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Directs all research and evaluation efforts at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Designs research studies to collect, analyze, and report evidence of the impact of arts and culture on American life on local, national, and international scales. Projects include examining the impact of such programs as Changing Education through the Arts, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, Any Given Child, Ballet with... Read More →


Thursday May 7, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Salon F-G - Washington Marriott 1221 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

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