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June 02, 2015

Lincoln Center Education Presents Summer Forum 2015, Learning Labs for Artists and Educators

Community and Education

June 2, 2015

Contact: Eric M. Gewirtz


[email protected]


Lincoln Center Education Presents

Summer Forum 2015

Learning Labs for Artists and Educators

July 6–24


Three Weeks of In-Depth Workshops and Speeches Offering Immersive

Professional Development Experience for Teachers and Artists


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Expanding on Lincoln Center’s dedication to professional development for educators and artists, Lincoln Center Education presents Summer Forum 2015, taking place July 6–24. Over three weeks, Lincoln Center Education will offer a fully-immersive experience for attendees that caters to the needs and interests of local, national, and international audiences. The attending educators and artists, hailing from across the United States and the globe, will participate in various program offerings within Summer Forum 2015, such as in-depth and hands-on educational workshops, learn best practices, hear renowned speakers, as well as see world-class performances at Lincoln Center.


The professional development workshops at Summer Forum 2015 will offer a wide range of important topics and current issues relevant to the state of arts and education, including social-emotional learning, imaginative thinking, learning without language, equity and social justice, the Common Core, and how to engage families. Complementing the workshops are keynote speeches by leaders in the field of arts and education. This summer’s distinguished speakers include Jed Bernstein (President of Lincoln Center), Russell Granet (Executive Director of Lincoln Center Education), Ping Chong (Artistic Director of Ping Chong + Company), Garry Hynes (Founder and Artistic Director of the Druid Theatre Company) Logan Smalley (Director of TED-Ed at TED Conferences), Tim Webb (Artistic Director of UK-based Oily Cart), Finegan Kruckemeyer (playwright), and Eric Booth (leading international arts learning consultant and author). Participants in the Summer Forum learning labs can attend any of the 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, or 5-day labs, designed to cater to participants’ interests and availability.


> More information about LCE’s Summer Forum 2015 can be found here:

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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 15 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Artist Program, Great PerformersLincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Martin E. Segal Awards, Meet the Artist, Mostly Mozart Festival, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and 11 resident organizations: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information:


Lincoln Center Education (LCE) is a global leader in arts education and advocacy and the education cornerstone of Lincoln Center, the world’s largest performing arts complex. LCE is committed to enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners by providing opportunities for engagement with the highest-quality arts on the stage, in the classroom, via digital platforms, and within the community. Founded in 1975 as the Lincoln Center Institute, LCE has nearly four decades of unparalleled school and community partnerships, professional development workshops, consulting services, and its very own repertory. LCE has reached more than 20 million students, teachers, school administrators, parents, community members, teaching artists, pre-service teachers, university professors, and artists in New York City, across the nation, and around the world.


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