Students from 40 New Hampshire high schools and school groups will convene to compete in the semi-final round of this year's Poetry Out Loud contest.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gustavo Dudamel will remain as music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for five more years, the orchestra announced Wednesday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A grant program that encourages West Virginia schools and arts organizations to integrate arts education with science, technology, engineering and math is taking...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — There's more interest in classes for kids at the Rose Theater than there is room to accommodate them.
The theater's education program has grown nearly 10 times bigger over...
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — As artists, their influence can be seen in hundreds, even thousands, of paintings, illustrations, sculptures and designs; yet for the most part, their work has remained in...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It's Youth Arts Month in New Hampshire with arts exhibits, concerts, and festivals.
The highlights include the New Hampshire Music Educators' Large Group Festival on...
Gaylen Rust must have seemed trustworthy to the people who gave him money.
Rust was a longtime businessman in Layton, Utah, where he ran a coin shop started by his father in 1966. Rust also founded a charity called Legacy Music Alliance that funded arts programs in schools. An admiring 2013 profile in The Salt Lake Tribune called Rust "the state's biggest proponent of arts education."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Travis Scott pointed toward an image of a toothless Mac Miller as a child recognizing the late rapper as a good-spirited person whose "soul will live forever."
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State senators have released a report about Rhode Island's educational system and say they're planning to file bills based on the recommendations.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper is so serious about raising money for arts education programs in Chicago that he took a second job as a Lyft driver to spread the word.
Actress Janina Gavankar pushes for music education
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Miss Michigan is ready to pass on the crown after spending a year promoting arts education at schools throughout the state.
Heather Kendrick, 24, will relinquish the title Saturday when she crowns Miss Michigan 2018, the Muskegon Chronicle reported . Kendrick said her year in the role has been "so rewarding."
NEW YORK (AP) — The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher who picks her high school's shows, builds the sets, hems the costumes — and nurtured many of the young people demanding change following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Melody Herzfeld, the one-woman drama department at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, will be presented with the award onstage June 10 at the Tony telecast.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rosie Perez has found a TV series close to her heart with "Rise," about a high school theater program that's more than song and dance.
The Oscar-nominated actress ("Fearless") plays a teacher passionate about using the stage to help youngsters discover themselves and their place in the world on the NBC drama, which airs 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday. That's long been Perez's cause and was a key to her own path.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Board of Education is honoring three student artists as part of the state's weeklong celebration of the arts and education.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation is looking for beginning music students — and offering 70 free instruments.
The HSM Beginners program is open to kids aged 8 to 15 who've had less than a year of musical instruction, program director Scott Aiges said.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper is also Chance the Friend of Arts Education in Chicago.
The Grammy-winning musician on Friday afternoon announced that his nonprofit organization had raised $2.2 million to be distributed to arts education programs at 20 public schools in the city.
The 24-year-Chicago native whose real name is Chancelor Bennett earlier this year donated $1 million to the city's public school's system.
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Oakland University in suburban Detroit is creating a new School of Music, Theatre and Dance .
The school's Board of Trustees voted this month on the plans after seeing the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance expand its programs over the last three decades. The school will be within the College of Arts and Sciences and led by professor Jackie Wiggins.
With a title like "Captain Underpants," you expect kid-friendly fart jokes and toilet humor. What you may not expect is a sweet story that touches on adult loneliness, the importance of arts education and how laughter and friendship are life essentials at any age.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota House Republicans took a defiant stance against Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday with a proposal to eliminate his flagship early childhood education program, close an arts school and remove multiple automatic budget increases for school programs.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers said Wednesday that they want to close a Golden Valley arts school after a scathing audit found significant administrative spending issues and poor student results.
The bill would shutter Perpich Center for Arts Education, which is both a school and an administrative agency that oversees Crosswinds East Metro Arts and Science School. The bill would also create a Department of Education specialist to promote arts education.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Arts organizations in Rhode Island have been awarded a total of $115,000 in federal grants to support their community programs and enhance the state's creative and cultural assets.
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — The board that oversees the Perpich Center for Arts Education wants to figure out why it has high staff turnover and declining enrollment at its two Twin Cities-area schools.
Minnesota Public Radio News (http://bit.ly/2gyvDS8 ) reports that the center provides art resources to school districts and runs two-year art high school in Golden Valley and a middle school in Woodbury.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rockefeller Foundation and Jazz at Lincoln Center are teaming up to put jazz in the ears of thousands of urban school children across the globe.
"Jazz for Young People: The Resilient Cities Tour" is expected to reach 9,000 students in 60 schools in five cities, including New Orleans; Chicago; St. Louis, Missouri; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Sydney, Australia.
The tour, fueled by a $1 million foundation grant and led by Wynton Marsalis, is...