Beyond the Classroom: Arts Education at The Wallis

Megan McKiernan is a Los Angeles County Arts Commission Intern from Occidental College. She spent her summer internship at GroW – the Education and Community Outreach department at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing […]

The Miracle Project: Giving Voice to The Artist in All of Us

Daniel Sugimoto is an actor, music director and creator of musical theater.     When inside the world of Beverly Hills, one can’t help but feel a sense of movement, inspiration, and artistry.  From clothes, coffee […]

The Wallis at Capitol Records

The past two seasons, GRoW @ The Wallis has offered a course for young musicans – “The Art of the Small Ensemble in Classical Music and Jazz.”  The goal is to bring together classical students […]

Featured Student Blog Post: Kaitlin Zuber

In the Art of the Small Ensemble class offered by GRoW @ The Wallis, we not only learned how to combine two different kinds of music–Classical and Jazz–and learned how to work in a small […]

Collective Impact and Systemic Change for Arts Education

What can cultural citizens do together that they can’t do alone?  I had the privilege of moderating a panel discussion on this very topic at The Kennedy Center Arts Summit in Washington, DC on May […]

We Are All Mad Here: A Love Story

It is not every day that an original musical written by high school students is premiered in a leading performing arts center.  But March 12, 2017 was not an ordinary day.  It marked the world […]

Finding Our Voices

Miracle Project Cast

It’s sometimes a cliché to say the arts help people “find their voice.” But in recent months I’ve had a chance to see the cliché become a reality. It has been thrilling to provide a […]

Is STEAM a Real Thing?

I am skeptical about STEAM. Not the mist that comes from a hot shower, but the catchy acronym coined by those would like to see the arts added to a curriculum focus on STEM (Science, […]