Recent Grants

Arts Education: FY 2008 Grants Panelists

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, Panel #1
(Dance)
September 18-19, 2007

Akua Kouyate
Dancer; Educator
Associate Director of Local Programs
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC

Daniel Lewis
Dancer; Choreographer
Dean of Dance
New World School of the Arts
Miami, FL

Alison Marshall
Dancer; Choreographer; Teaching Artist, University Professor
Lesley University 
Paradise Valley, AZ

Barry Oreck
Dancer; Writer; Educator
Adjunct Professor (Education)
Long Island University, Brooklyn and
University of Connecticut 
Brooklyn, NY

Craig Williams (Layperson)
Assistant Director of International Programs 
Director of International Summer Camp 
Northwest School
Seattle, WA

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, Panel #2A
(Theater, Musical Theater, and Literature)
September 25-28, 2007

Wayne Cook
Program Specialist
California Arts Council
Sacramento, CA

Kwame Dawes 
Playwright; Actor; Author; Poet-in-Residence 
Department of English
University of South Carolina
Elgin, SC

David Mahaley (Layperson)
Principal 
Franklin Academy
Wake Forest, NC

E. Ethelbert Miller 
Poet and Author; Director
African American Resource Center
Howard University
Washington, DC

Sherry Robbins 
Poet/Writer and Teaching Artist
Amherst, NY

Susann Suprenant 
Dean of Communications & Humanities
Metropolitan Community College
Omaha, NE

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, Panel #2B
(Theater, Musical Theater, and Literature)
September 28, 2007

Wayne Cook
Program Specialist
California Arts Council
Sacramento, CA

Kwame Dawes 
Playwright; Actor; Author; Poet-in-Residence 
Department of English
University of South Carolina
Elgin, SC

David Mahaley (Layperson)
Principal 
Franklin Academy
Wake Forest, NC

Sherry Robbins 
Poet/Writer and Teaching Artist
Amherst, NY

Susann Suprenant 
Dean of Communications & Humanities
Metropolitan Community College
Omaha, NE

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, Panel #3A
(Design, Museums, and Visual Arts)
October 2-5, 2007

Roberta Ahmanson (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Trustee
Fieldstead and Company
Irvine, CA

Ana Cardona
Fine Arts Education Consultant
Michigan Department of Education
Lansing, MI

Minuette Floyd 
Photographer, Associate Professor of Art
College of Arts & Sciences
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Olivia Gude
Artist, Director of Spiral Workshop
Associate Professor, School of Art and Design 
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Ruth Piispanen
Metalsmith, Director of Arts Education
Idaho Commission on the Arts
Boise, ID

Paul Anthony Sproll
Professor, Head Department of Art + Design Education
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, Panel #3B
(Design, Museums, and Visual Arts)
October 5, 2007

Roberta Ahmanson (Layperson)
Arts Patron; Trustee
Fieldstead and Company
Irvine, CA

Ana Cardona
Fine Arts Education Consultant
Michigan Department of Education
Lansing, MI

Minuette Floyd 
Photographer; Associate Professor of Art
College of Arts & Sciences
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Olivia Gude
Artist, Director of Spiral Workshop
Associate Professor, School of Art and Design 
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, Panel #4
(Media Arts)
October 10-11, 2007

Charlie Humphrey
Executive Director
Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Pittsburgh, PA

Ed Radtke 
Filmmaker
Transparent Films, Inc.
Yellow Springs, OH

Saul Rockman (layperson)
President
Rockman Et Al
San Francisco, CA

Dorothy Thigpen
Executive Director
Third World Newsreel
Brooklyn, NY

Kathleen Tyner
Author and producer
Assistant Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, Panel #5
(Folk & Traditional Arts)
October 15, 2007

Luvenia George 
Ethnomusicologist; Educator
Washington, DC

Kuo-Huang Han 
Music Educator, Ethnomusicologist
School of Music
University of Kentucky 
Lexington, KY

Anne Pryor 
Folk Arts Education Specialist
Wisconsin Arts Board
Madison, WI

Randy Ross (Layperson)
Independent Consultant
Rapid City, SD

Laura Garciacano Sobrino 
Professional mariachi musician
Whittier, CA

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, Panel #6A
(Music, Opera)
October 22-25, 2007

Richard Baker 
Education Program Consultant
Louisiana Department of Education
Baton Rouge, LA

Carole Birkhead (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Louisville, KY

Emily Ellsworth
Artistic Director
Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus
Wheaton, IL

Luis Haza
Violinist, National Symphony Orchestra
Music Director
American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
Virginia Chamber Orchestra
Vienna, VA

Ming Luke 
Music Director, Napa Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra 
Assistant Conductor and Education Director, Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra.
Alameda, CA

David O'Fallon
President
MacPhail Center for Music
Minneapolis, MN

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, Panel #6B
(Music, Opera)
October 25, 2007

Richard Baker 
Education Program Consultant
Louisiana Department of Education
Baton Rouge, LA

Carole Birkhead (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Louisville, KY

Luis Haza
Violinist, National Symphony Orchestra
Music Director
American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
Virginia Chamber Orchestra
Vienna, VA

Ming Luke 
Music Director, Napa Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra 
Assistant Conductor and Education Director, Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra.
Alameda, CA

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, Panel #7A
(Local Arts Agencies and Presenting)
November 26-29, 2007

Anne Alston
Education & Communities Manager
Nebraska Arts Council
Omaha, NE

Tomás Benitez
Development Director
Shakespeare Festival/Los Angeles
Monterey Park, CA

Libby Lai-Bun Chiu
Art and Foreign Language Specialist
Illinois State Board of Education/Illinois
Arts Council Partnership
Illinois Arts Council
Ogden Dunes, IN

Paulette Coleman (Layperson)
Senior Consultant
Strategic Alternatives International Co.
Nashville, TN

Barry Kornhauser
Playwright, Director; Teacher
Director of Theatre for Young Audiences
Fulton Opera House 
Lancaster, PA

Benjamin Loeb
Pianist, Music Director
El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras
El Paso, TX

Jeff Prauer
Trombonist, Executive Director
COMPAS
St. Paul, MN

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, Panel #7B
(Local Arts Agencies and Presenting)
November 29, 2007

Paulette Coleman (Layperson)
Senior Consultant
Strategic Alternatives International Co.
Nashville, TN

Barry Kornhauser
Playwright, Director, Teacher
Director of Theatre for Young Audiences
Fulton Opera House 
Lancaster, PA

Benjamin Loeb
Pianist, Music Director
El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras
El Paso, TX

Jeff Prauer
Trombonist, Executive Director
COMPAS
St. Paul, MN