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New York Philharmonic celebrates #ArtsEdWeek! A new season of the famous Young People’s Concerts is about to begin. More than 10,000 students will attend the Young People’s Concerts for Schools in January, where in addition to music of Sibelius, they will hear music composed by some of the Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers – kids their own age. Here Chi-Chi Ezekwenna receives congratulations from Assistant Conductor Courtney Lewis, on the premiere of her piece “The Dishwasher – Part 2.”

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Arts Education: A Right and Necessity
Blogger Elena Aguilar makes a case for keeping the arts alive in our schools.

Continuing our celebration of national Arts Education Week, another great piece. 

“The arts as their own curriculum, integrated into core subjects, and infused in a school, contribute to all aspects of learning. They make a place feel good. They bring beauty.”

National Arts in Education Week

Celebrate National Arts in Education Week (Sept. 13-19) with the Americans for the Arts and the DC Collaborative

Submitted by: The DC Collaborative Team
September 14, 2015

The DC Collaborative is pleased to participate in National Arts in Education Week. View the full schedule of activities from Americans for the Arts here.

This week’s DC Collaborative highlights:

  • Today DC Collaborative kicks off our teacher Lottery Registration for Arts For Every Student!
  • Americans for the Arts is hosting a Happy Hour this Wednesday at Vinoteca. Info here.
  • DC Collaborative Annual Membership Meeting and Networking Reception at THEARC this Thursday at 3:00pm? RSVP here.
  • Action: Sign the Petition to Support Arts in Historic Federal Education Overhaul here.

Monday: #ArtsIntegration

  • The DC Collaborative opens the Arts for Every Student lottery registration
  • Registration opens for the DC Collaborative Arts Integration Professional Development Institute, co-hosted with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Educators can register here.
  • Registration opens for Professional Development workshops. Teachers can register for our Member’s PD workshops throughout the year here.
  • Americans for the Arts  Webinar Series: Arts Education, What You Need to Know, #ArtsIntegration- Register HERE
  • Americans for the Arts Twitter Chat 8pm-9pm on #ArtsIntegration. (@JeffMPoulin)

Tuesday: #CYD (Creative Youth Development)

  • Americans for the Arts 3 p.m. Webinar Series: Arts Education, What You Need to Know, #CYD- Register HERE
  • Americans for the Arts Twitter Chat 8pm-9pm on #CYD (@JeffMPoulin)

Wednesday: #STEAM

  • Americans for the Arts Happy Hour this Wednesday at Vinoteca. Info here. 
  • Americans for the Arts 3 p.m. Webinar Series: Arts Education, What You Need to Know, #STEAM- Register HERE
  • Americans for the Arts Twitter Chat 8pm-9pm on #STEAM (@JeffMPoulin)

Thursday: #Standards

  • DC Collaborative Annual Membership Meeting. Register here.
  • Americans for the Arts 3 p.m. Webinar Series: Arts Education, What You Need to Know, #Standards- Register HERE
  • Americans for the Arts Twitter Chat 8pm-9pm on #Standards (@JeffMPoulin)

Friday: #CreativeAging

  • Americans for the Arts 3 p.m. Webinar Series: Arts Education, What You Need to Know, #CreativeAging- Register HERE
  • Americans for the Arts Twitter Chat 8pm-9pm on #CreativeAging (@JeffMPoulin)

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Creating Art...Changing Lives

Last week marked the kickoff of programming here at Life Pieces to Masterpieces. However, it was also great time of celebration nationally, as schools and organizations across the country observed National Arts in Education Week.

In 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution designating the second week in September as a time to recognize student achievement in the arts and the paramount role the arts play in both academic and personal development. Educators, artists, parents, and advocates use this week as an opportunity to highlight successes and champion for greater resources and exposure to creative expression.

At Life Pieces, we operate on the simple but Powerful Premise: Love + Security + Expression = Life. We believe that each of the young boys and men we touch comes with their own unique set of talents and strengths, which we call their innate creative abilities. We make it our mission to nurture these gifts and provide an environment for them to be expressed and realized.

Arts integration is a critical component in how we engage our Apprentices. Studies have demonstrated that the arts help to abridge the achievement gap and cultivate the creativity and required for students to be competitive in the workforce. Our artistic process allows Apprentices to build confidence in their ability to contribute and create, and it provides a gateway into understanding how life experiences, even the most challenging, can be used as a source of strength.

Though National Arts in Education Week has come and gone, how can you celebrate arts education all year long and become involved in this cause?

The New York Philharmonic celebrates #ArtsEdWeek! For the 22nd year, Philharmonic teaching artists are working in 16 partner elementary schools in all five boroughs, infusing over 5,000 kids’ lives with music. Students discover the whole breadth of symphonic music and build skills as listeners, performers, and composers.

It’s the last day of Arts Ed Week.  Thanks to everyone who tweeted and shared about the essential work our arts educators do on behalf of kids throughout Los Angeles County!

Arts for LA works on the ground in school districts in LA County to ensure all our students will have access to a complete education that includes the arts.  To contribute to this effort, please visit our website: http://ow.ly/oQVxE 

NY Philharmonic celebrates #ArtsEdWeek! Partnering with after-school organizations like @harmonyprogram, Philharmonic musicians like Flute/Piccolo Mindy Kaufman help train budding musicians and play side-by-side.