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The OAAE is delighted to announce news about The National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute

Electronic applications due no later than February 8th.  See description of this wonderful summer opportunity.

Click here to be taken to the website at the Kennedy Center for more information, the application and pdfs on the materials required for application submission.


Next Generation Oregon Arts Standards

The Oregon Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE), the statewide advocacy organization promoting PreK-12 instructional access to the arts for all students, is leading an effort to revise and update the Oregon Arts Content Standards.  In partnership with the leading professional arts education organizations in dance, music, theatre, visual arts and media arts and in consultation with the Oregon Department of Education, OAAE will develop and fund a statewide working group to align Oregon’s arts standards to the new voluntary national standards in the arts and the Common Core State Standards.  These standards will re-affirm that the arts are a core academic subject area in the well-rounded curricular education of Oregon’s PreK-12 students.

Click here to read the rest of the press release.

As of January 8, 2013, writing teams for dance, media arts, music, theatre and visual arts are being notified via email of their selection from the submitted applicants.  Due to deadline changes of the national work, NCCAS ( the Oregon work has been delayed as we wish to align our work with the national work.  Bringing each team ready to begin writing, based upon national work, will begin in February.  All work will be electronically accomplished and each team will be establishing their own collaborative webinar/Skype/ichat times.  Questions, please contact Nancy at [email protected].


Thank you to Richard Burrows, OAAE Advisor, for creating the symbols of the new OAAE logo!

Thank you to Michael Fell, Artist and Art Educator, for assisting with graphics software on the logo design.


New Arts Education Research from the College Board Informs Oregon’s Arts Standards Revision

The College Board, composed of more than 5,900 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations, is an internationally recognized institution dedicated to measuring and improving student abilities and achievement.  It has just released two new research reports designed to support the revision of the National Arts Education Standards, as well as OAAE’s project, “The Oregon Partnership for Arts Learning Standards” (OPALS).

Click here to read the rest of the press release.

SEADAE Releases Whitepaper on Roles and Responsibilities of Arts Educators

The SEADAE Arts Education White Paper has just been released, promoting universal access to high-quality Arts Education. Roles of Certified Arts Educators, Certified Non-Arts Educators, & Providers of Supplemental Arts Instruction and has been endorsed by Rachel Goslins, Executive Director of The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. The paper is the work of the State Education Agency Directors Arts Education or SEADAE. Should you have questions, please contact Marcia McCaffrrey, for SEADAE, at [email protected]  or Nancy Carr in Oregon at [email protected].

OAAE Contacts:

Mail: 5247 S.E. Mall Street     Portland, OR 97206

[email protected]  (503) 894-9195 Fax  (916) 202-7132 Phone

The Oregon Alliance for Arts Education is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the John F. Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network and the Oregon Department of Education.