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In Columbia Teachers College Keynote, Wiprud Advocates Cultural Institutions' Educational Role

Posted April 05, 2016

On Saturday the New York Philharmonic's Vice President of Education, and host of the Philharmonic's famed Young People's Concerts since 2005, Theodore Wiprud received the Medal of Excellence from Columbia University Teachers College, also giving the keynote address at Academic Festival 2016, Teachers College’s annual homecoming event.

Ted made a case for the role cultural institutions like the New York Philharmonic play in education, both as partners with schools and through families and professional training. He also advocated children’s innate creativity — expressed powerfully through the Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers — as an asset for teaching and learning.

Watch the address above.