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  • 15 Arts Teachers Named Candidates for 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

    February 2, 2023

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is excited to celebrate the 15 music, theater, and visual arts teachers who are among the candidates for 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year! We recognize and honor their work as representative of Minnesota’s thousands of excellent…

  • 2022 Minnesota Dance Summit

    Participants and presenters for the 2022 Minnesota Dance Summit

    February 18, 2022

    The 2022 Minnesota Dance Summit brought dance instructors and dancers together at Perpich Center on February 12, 2022. This event was hosted by Perpich Center for Arts Education in collaboration…

  • CAPP Co-Chairs Kick Off Two-Year Program

    August 18, 2021

    The Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP) launched the 2021-2023 CAPP cohort with a Kick-off Conference on Monday, August 16th and Tuesday, August 17th. Twenty-seven arts specialists, classroom teachers, and administrators attended the two-day virtual event to commence this strategic planning program for…

  • Dr. Stephanie Lein Walseth and Theater Educators Present “A Breath for George” at National Conference

    George Floyd Mural Memorial Photo Credit: Regina Marie Williams

    July 26, 2021

    On Friday, July 23, 2021, Dr. Stephanie Lein Walseth, Education Specialist in Theater, and a group of theater educators presented a panel session at the American Alliance for Theatre and…

  • CAPP Co-Chairs Start Second Year of Program

    Co-Chairs meeting in August, 2019, pre-COVID-19.

    August 17, 2020

    The Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP) recently held its Fall 2020 Co-Chair Conference for the eight participating school districts: Bemidji Area Schools, Columbia Heights Public Schools, Minneapolis Public Schools, Pine City Public Schools,…

  • Jeremy Holien Teams Up with OK Go for National Art Education Association Conference

    July 16, 2020

    Jeremy Holien, Education Specialist in Visual and Media Arts, served as Convention Coordinator for the 2020 National Art Education Association (NAEA) National Leadership Conference. Because of COVID-19, the conference went virtual in July. As an expert in media arts instruction, Jeremy arranged…

  • Regional Arts Teacher-Leaders named Candidates for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

    UPDATE: February 28, 2020

    Wonderful to see that TWO of the 36 semifinalists for Minnesota Teacher of the Year are members of the Perpich Center’s Regional Arts Teacher-Leader network! Congratulations to John Myszkowski and Nora Tycast! Read more:


    When Education Minnesota named their 134 candidates…

  • FY21 Regional Arts Teacher-Leader Network Application Now Available

    Perpich Center for Arts Education’s Regional Arts Teacher-Leader Network is now accepting applications for FY21!

    Teachers in the RAT-L network participate in ongoing professional development in both leadership and effective teaching. They apply their learning through implementing an annual leadership plan to advance arts education…

  • 2020 Minnesota Dance Summit

    The 2020 Minnesota Dance Summit is February 1, 2020.


    Hosted by Perpich Center for Arts Education in collaboration with Dance Educator’s Coalition of Minnesota.

    This year’s summit will begin with a keynote speaker and feature multiple sessions that include technique classes, movement sessions, research presentations,…