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National Symphony Orchestra News

The National Symphony Orchestra conducts a Summer Music Institute in Washington, D.C every year.  We urge music teachers to watch our website for the spring announcement of 2015 NSO Summer Institute applications and have their students apply to attend this unique summer  music institute offering.  Juhwan Seo, celloist and a senior at Lake Oswego High School in Lake Oswego, and Emily Wu, violinist and sophomore at Westview High School in Portland, were Oregon’s two institute participants the summer of 2014.

New Arts Education Research from the College Board Informs Oregon’s Arts Standards Revisiting

The College Board, composed of more than 5,900 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations, is an internationally recognized institution dedicated to measuring and improving student abilities and achievement.  It has just released two new research reports designed to support the revision of the National Arts Education Standards, as well as OAAE’s project, “The Oregon Partnership for Arts Learning Standards” (OPALS). Go to and look under “resources” at the bottom of the page,  for the multiple College Board Research and resulting Reports.

SEADAE has released the Whitepaper on roles and Responsibilities of Arts Educators 

The State Education Agencies Departments of Arts Education (SEADAE) has released an Arts Education White Paper, promoting universal access to high-quality Arts Education. Roles of Certified Arts Educators, Certified Non-Arts Educators, & Providers of Supplemental Arts Instruction.  This paper has been endorsed by Rachel Goslins, Executive Director of The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and is the work of the State Education Agency Directors Arts Education or SEADAE. Should you have questions, please contact Marcia McCaffrrey, for SEADAE, at [email protected]  or Nancy Carr in Oregon at [email protected].