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The Dreams of Our Founding Fathers and Creating a World of Music for All

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  • It is no secret that our nation's founders envisioned a country where music and the arts were a part of our national life, and the lives of our youth. Legendary music advocate Bob Morrison recalls this history with an interactive walk through our past. provides insights on the pathway forward to bring the founders vision - music for all citizen - to reality.
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  • 12/15/2016 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Meeting Room W186
  • 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. This work has been hailed as a model for statewide arts education research. Mr. Morrison has led similar research projects for the states of Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. These efforts have directly impacted millions of students. Mr. Morrison is also the founder of Music for All where he remain chairman emeritus. He was the first CEO of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation where he developed the model and scaled the program to impact thousands of schools and hundreds of thousands of students. He served as the Director of Market Development for the NAMM, where he helped create the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and was recognized for his work add the arts as a core subject to the nation’s education goals. Mr. Morrison’s advocacy work has earned him both an EMMY and a Peabody Award and he received an honorary doctorate degree from the State University of New York.