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All Campus Recital ~ Winnetka February 24, 2018 5:00 pm Saturday, February 24 | 5-6 pm Winnetka Campus
Suzuki Cello Workshop 2018 - Day 3 February 25, 2018 10:00 am

Voice Your Support for the Arts!

April 17 was National Arts Advocacy Day, the day when hundreds of dedicated arts supporters from across America gather to tell Capitol Hill how important culture is to our communities, how much arts education means to our children and how much the arts improve our daily lives.

 

Participate

The 25th annual Arts Advocacy Day is the only national event that brings together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations, along with hundreds of grassroots advocates from across the country, to underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and appropriating increased public funding for the arts.  Watch highlights from Kevin Spacey, Alec Balwin and others as part Arts Advocacy Day and ask your Members of Congress to support the arts.

 

Watch

On Tuesday, March 20, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, sat down with Jeffrey Brown for PBS News Hour to discuss a new report examining the connections between education and national security. Brown brought the conversation around to the role of arts in education, and Rice, known for her support of the arts, had the following to say;

“I find it really appalling that people are talking about the arts as extra-curricular because not only are the arts part of a broad education so that a person is indeed well rounded and well educated but the arts are a way for people to gain confidence. I think all of us at some point had to play that recital or be involved in that school play and had to learn the lines and learn how to stand up in front of an audience and do a performance and it makes it easier later in life when you have to do those things, children get real satisfaction out of achieving in the arts and it ought to be a part of our public schools and private schools…I’m a big believer that the arts should be kept in the schools, and to the degree that they’re not there ought to be private interventions on behalf of the arts.”

Teacher Spotlight on Julia Wen, cello
Teacher Spotlight on Julia Wen, cello

"Each of my teachers built up different parts of my playing and teaching abilities, but the thing they all shared was a genuine concern for my well-being as a person, not just as a cellist."