This program provides funding to support high-quality visual or performing arts education for PK-12 students and/or educators of this population. The chemicals of emotion, such as adrenalin, serotonin, and dopamine act by modification of synapses; and modification of synapses is the very root of learning. He joined the dance faculty of Utah Valley following his tenure as director of dance at the Interlochen Arts Academy.
For example, in a science classroom you might see students choreographing a dance using locomotor and nonlocomotor movements to demonstrate their understanding of rotation versus revolution of the planets (PDF) In a math class, you might see students learning fractions by examining composition in Warhol’s Campbell’s soup paintings.
After studying music education and performance at California State University Fullerton where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, Rob continued his music profession as a full time musician performing on stages across the United States on a U.S. Tour with his own original funk band for ten years.
Instead of working in obscurity and struggling to deliver meaningful arts experiences to every child as the only artists in the building, specialists now become collaborators, experts, and role models for students who are discovering the arts in their classrooms as well as in the art rooms.
Advance the principal of quality education for all by promoting arts as a means of engaging learners and achieving personal and academic learning goals. Having music education available to students in school is an important part in their learning experience.…