About Katherine Damkohler

Name: Kathy


Web Site: http://www.ETMonline.org

Bio: Katherine Damkohler has served as Executive Director of Education Through Music (ETM) since 1995. A long-time inner-city educator, she is a former teacher and principal; as principal, she led one school to a U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) Blue Ribbon Award. As Executive Director, she has helped ETM grow to serve thousands of New York City children annually, provide professional development to organizations and schools across the country, establish 2 affiliate organizations in California, and receive a USDOE Model Development and Dissemination grant. Ms. Damkohler has spoken at conferences and panel discussions around the country, addressing principals, superintendents, and community leaders on school leadership and using the arts to revitalize schools. She has served as guest lecturer in curriculum and pedagogy at the Manhattan School of Music and is a member of the National Advisory Board of Arts|Learning. Ms. Damkohler holds an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Posts by Katherine Damkohler:

ARTSblog holds week-long Blog Salons, a series of posts by guest bloggers, that focus on an overarching theme within a core area of Americans for the Arts' work. Here are links to the most recent Salons:

Arts Education

Teaching Artists

Early Arts Education

Common Core Standards

Quality, Engagement & Partnerships

Emerging Leaders

Charting the Future of the Arts

Taking Communities to the Next Level

New Methods & Models

Public Art

Best Practices


Arts Marketing

Audience Engagement

Winning Audiences

Powered by Community

Animating Democracy

Arts & the Military

Scaling Up Programs & Projects

Social Impact & Evaluation

Humor & Social Change

Private Sector Initatives

Arts & Business Partnerships

Business Models in the Arts

Local Arts Agencies

Cultural Districts

Economic Development

Trends, Collaborations & Audiences

Art in Rural Communities

Alec Baldwin and Nigel Lythgoe talk about the state of the arts in America at Arts Advocacy Day 2012. The acclaimed actor and famed producer discuss arts education and what inspires them.