RESTON, VA (January 10, 2013) –Today, the National Association for Music Education welcomes Quadrant Arts Education Research as an official member of The Music Education Policy Roundtable.
Quadrant Arts Education Research is a national leader in arts education research, analysis, and market intelligence. The company was founded by Robert Morrison, one of the nation’s leading researchers and advocates in the field of arts education. Mr. Morrison is nationally recognized for his pioneering work in measuring the statewide status and condition of arts education and has served as an advisor to several major arts and arts education organizations.
“We are delighted to add Quadrant Arts Education Research, a national leader in arts education research, analysis, and market intelligence, to The Music Education Policy Roundtable,” said NAfME Executive Director and CEO Michael A. Butera. “We recognize the value that research brings to advocacy, and the addition of Quadrant to the Roundtable moves us further along the quality path.”
“Joining forces with The Music Education Policy Roundtable is a natural extension of our companies commitment to music and arts education and my personal passion as a battle tested advocate for music education for all students,” noted Robert Morrison, Quadrant CEO. “ We are honored to join with such an illustrious group of organizations for such an important purpose. “
The Music Education Policy Roundtable, a coalition of music organizations that has been collectively advocating for music education since February 2011, welcomes GIML to the fold. With their added presence, the call for advocacy action on behalf of classroom music grows that much louder, and the ongoing policy efforts of The Roundtable will be significantly bolstered by another important voice in our field.
The Music Education Policy Roundtable is an alliance of 20 music advocacy organizations formalized by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and American String Teachers Association (ASTA). The mission of The Roundtable is the unification of all music education advocacy organizations under a single policy apparatus, working in unison to achieve a consensus set of federal legislative recommendations, on behalf of the profession and all of those who stand to benefit from its contributions to education. The Roundtable is dedicated to ensuring the presence and perseverance of school music programs operated by certified music educators teaching sequential, standards-based music education to students across the nation.
National Association for Music Education, among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.
Quadrant Arts Education Research is a national leader in arts education research, analysis, and market intelligence serving the fields of culture, commerce, government and education. Quadrant Arts Education Research serves the four major arts disciplines: music, dance, theater and visual arts. They provide data, analysis, and market intelligence to give their clients an accurate picture of current conditions plus the knowledge needed for future growth.