A Message from Keith Wyffels, Associate Vice President of Education
I have the distinct honor and privilege of directing arts education programs at The Music Center, where we engage students, educators and community through dance, music, theatre and visual arts. We do this to inspire them, encourage them to explore their own creativity and self-expression, provide an imaginative and personalized approach to learning and develop critical life skills.
We do this by offering world-class performances and educational experiences at The Music Center and in-school communities all throughout Los Angeles County. Hallmarks of our work include performances celebrating artistic excellence and cultural diversity, festivals featuring original art by students of all abilities, participatory student workshops creatively integrated into the curriculum and dynamic educator professional development.
I am thrilled to spend my days immersed in this work, carrying on the legacy of arts education at The Music Center and finding new ways to engage students, educators and community through the arts. I find myself focusing on this last part during National Arts in Education Week. With so many school communities in Los Angeles County and each with different goals and needs, we must continually develop new ideas and think outside the box. I look forward to this challenge every day and to our ongoing dialogue with students, educators, parents, partners and the broader community. Cheers to all of you who make this important work happen!
This week, as part of National Arts Education Week, we invite you to learn more about The Music Center’s Education programs.
Associate Vice President of Education
The Music Center