Exploring Theatre Education Trends Across the Nation
Join Bob Morrison of Quadrant Arts Research to explore the Arts Education Data Project and learn more about the state of theatre education in our nation. Get a chance to explore how data can help be a powerful advocate for theatre arts education with the expert behind the scenes of the most comprehensive arts ed data report published to date.
Robert B. Morrison is Founder and CEO of Quadrant Research, the nation’s leading arts education research organization where he has created a deep body of research and policy work. Mr. Morrison is recognized as a pioneer in statewide arts education status and condition research. He served as the managing partner for the groundbreaking New Jersey Arts Education Census Project, completing the first statewide census for arts education in every school building. Mr. Morrison has led similar research projects as director of the groundbreaking national Arts Education Data Project for the states including Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. These efforts have directly impacted millions of students.
Morrison founded Arts Ed NJ, the statewide arts education policy group. Through this work, New Jersey has emerged as a leading state for arts education in the country. Morrison also launched the Center for Arts Education and Social Emotional Learning to highlight the powerful intersections between the two fields.
Mr. Morrison is also the founder of Music for All, was the first CEO of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation and helped create the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. Mr. Morrison is recognized for his work add the arts as a core subject to the nation’s education goals in 1994. He served Director of Market Development for NAMM and the Director of Marketing for Pearl.
Mr. Morrison’s advocacy work has earned him both a Prime-Time EMMY and a Peabody Award, the New Jersey Governor’s Award for Arts Education and he received an honorary doctorate degree from the State University of New York. He is a member of the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame.