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  • Minnesota Department of Education Assistant Commissioner Visits Perpich Center

    February 15, 2024

    Left to Right: Pasha Khosravi, Board Chair; Dr. Charles Rick, Executive Director; Dr. Wendy Barden, Director of PDR; Bobbie Burnham, MDE Assistant Commissioner; Maggie Loxtercamp (Musical Theater 2024); Rebekah Doyle, Board Member; Rebecca Bullen, Arts High School Principal;…

  • 2024 Minnesota Dance Summit

    Participants and presenters for the 2024 Minnesota Dance Summit

    February 13, 2024

    The 2024 Minnesota Dance Summit brought dance instructors and dancers together at Perpich Center on February 9 & 10, 2024. The summit’s theme was Implicit Bias: Challenges and Gifts in…

  • Nichole Laven Joins Perpich Board of Directors

    Nichole Laven

    February 13, 2024

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is pleased to welcome Nichole Laven as an ex officio member of the Board of Directors. Laven is Standards Implementation Manager in the Division of Academic Standards, Instruction, and Assessment for the…

  • 2023-2025 CAPP Committees Gather for Spring Conference

    Kristi Johnson, CAPP Specialist, speaks to the CAPP Co-Chairs

    February 7, 2024

    This week, Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP) committee co-chairs gathered at Perpich Center in Golden Valley for their spring conference. Topics included working with their local school boards with Kathryn…

  • 18 Arts Educators are Among the Candidates for 2024 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

    February 6, 2024

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is excited to celebrate the 18 dance, music, and visual arts educators who are among the candidates for 2024 Minnesota Teacher of the Year! We recognize and honor their work as representative of Minnesota’s thousands of excellent…

  • Allison Waukau Presents in Inaugural Native Authors Series

    Allison Waukau was the first presenter in Perpich’s new Native Authors Series

    January 24, 2024

    On January 23, 2024, Allison Waukau was the first presenter in the new Native Authors Series hosted by Perpich’s Professional Development and Resource Programs (PDR). The series of…

  • Books to Inspire Creativity from Perpich Library

    January 23, 2024

    It’s the time of year when energy levels are often at their lowest and creativity can be a struggle. The Perpich library team came up with a list of books to help you get your mojo back! These books can help you…

  • 2023-2025 CAPP Committees Engage in Strategic Planning Workshops

    CAPP Committee members from Chisholm Public Schools

    January 19, 2024

    Over the past few months, local Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP) committees have gathered to participate in full-day strategic planning workshops in their school district. Each committee consists of 8 to 15…

  • Board Members Linda Brobeck and Julie Workman Say Farewell

    Left: Linda Brobeck; Right: Julie Workman

    December 22, 2023

    Perpich Board Members Linda Brobeck and Julie Workman attended their final Board meeting on December 21, 2023, after two terms which equals eight years of service. Both Brobeck and Workman were appointed by…