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Sixth Annual Arts and Education Symposium

The 2016 Arts and Education Symposium was held on October 27, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg Convention Center in Camp Hill. Following are some photos taken at the event, and program, sponsor, and exhibitor information is posted here.


Student Performance: Lower Dauphin High School Chamber Singers


Keynote Speaker Lynn Tuttle, Director of Content and Policy, National Association for Music Education


Panel Discussion – The Pennsylvania ESSA Plan and Arts Education – featuring
            Mark Despotakis, Director of Market Development, Progressive Music
            Beth Olanoff, Director of Policy, Pennsylvania Department of Education
            Lynn Tuttle, Director of Content and Policy, National Association for Music Education
            Cory Wilkerson, Communications Co-Chair, National Coalition for Core Arts
            Standards
            Laurie Zierer, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Humanities Council


Concurrent Session – Overview of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts’ (PCA) Arts in Education Division, presented by Jamie Dunlap, Director of Arts in Education Division, PCA


Concurrent Session – Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania and ESSA & Arts Education, presented by Jenny Hershour, Managing Director, Citizens for the Arts in PA and O. David Deitz, Consultant, Pennsylvania Department of Education


Concurrent Session: Beyond Reader’s Theatre: Using the Theatre as a Cross-Curricular Tool, presented by Kristen Baughman-Gray, Galaxy Program Coordinator, Central Intermediate Unit #10 and Cynthia Mazzant, Professional Actress, Director/Choreographer, Playwright, and Penn State University Lecturer


Concurrent Session: Theatre and Dance in PA: Leveraging the New Endorsements for Advocacy for Your Art Form, presented by Gene R. Frank, Pennsylvania Chapter Representative, American Alliance for Theatre and Education and Cory Wilkerson, Communications Co-Chair, National Coalition for Core Arts Standards


Keynote Speaker Mario Rossero, Senior Vice President for Education, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


Alisha Klase painted the owl watercolor artwork that was featured in the program, advertising, and signage for the Sixth Annual Arts and Education Symposium. She painted the owl – “Chavette”– when she was in eleventh grade at Palmyra Area High School (2015-16), and she is now in her senior year there (graduating in June 2017). In March 2016, her artwork was featured in the Pennsylvania Art Education Association’s Youth Art Month exhibition at the Pennsylvania Department of Education office building in Harrisburg.

Framed prints of Alisha’s artwork were awarded to Alisha and to the recipients of the 2016 Arts Education School Board Leadership Award and the 2016 Arts Education Policy Leader Award, presented by EPLC and the Pennsylvania Arts Education Network.


2016 Symposium Featured Student Artist Alisha Klase poses with Dr. Scott Richardson, Principal, Palmyra Area High School; her mother, Jessica Klase; and Phoebe Fisher, Art Teacher, Palmyra Area High School


2016 Arts Education School Board Leadership Award for Cumberland Valley School District. Pictured are Dr. Frederick S. Withum III, Superintendent, Cumberland Valley School District; CV School Board Directors Michelle Nestor, Barbara Gleim, and Barbara Geistwhite; and EPLC President Ron Cowell


EPLC President Ron Cowell and 2016 Arts Education Policy Leader Award recipient State Representative Stan Saylor, 94th Legislative District


Policy Leader Panel
          Moderator: Jenny L. Hershour, Managing Director, Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania
          Pennsylvania State Representative Stan Saylor, 94th Legislative District
          Philip Horn, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
          Christopher Wakeley, Executive Director, Pennsylvania House Education Committee (D)
          Dr. Frederick S. Withum III, Superintendent, Cumberland Valley School District
          Matthew Stem, Deputy Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education,
          Pennsylvania Department of Education