Welcome!

 

Margaret Plaza and Dr. Isidore Rudnick are proud to produce the 2015 National Arts Education Collaborative Concert, a pioneering arts education initiative in New York City, which featured professional artists and 146 performing and visual artists from schools across the country. By showcasing the depth of student talent in our schools, and the importance of arts collaboration across disciplines, experience levels, backgrounds and geographic distances, we hope our work serves to inspire others to develop more of these educational initiatives in the future. 

 

We'd like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our Sponsors, Principal Phyllis Tam, Mr. Piotr Chomczynski and the Molecular Research Center of Cincinnati, Kathleen Bawel, Pamela Nomura, Theresa Rice, Jean Rho, The Scheid family of Cincinnati, Anthony Wells, Pres., New York Social Service Employees Union 371, David Garza, Executive Director of Henry Street Settlement in NYC, The National Artist Teacher Fellowship Program, The NYC Department of Education, The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, Ruth Eckerd Hall Center Stage Choir, Christopher Duggan Photography, Nel Shelby Productions, Sam Gordon Lighting Design, Rajé by Randy Luna, Wendell Bullen and Ness Martinez, teaching artists for The Door, Zachary Cruz, teaching artist for Abrons Arts Center, guest dancers from Omega Dance Company, and visual and performing arts students from Dr. Sun Yat Sen Middle School 131, The School for Creative and Performing Arts and CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Middle School Choir, and parents for their support and contributions to The NAECC Concert.

* Due to the separation of church and state, no aspect of the NAECC should be premised outside the concert's secular context to adhere to the constitutional standards of religious neutrality. Please contact co-producer, Margaret Plaza for more information. Thank you.