Field Trip to the Meadows School for the Arts

Enjoy a meadows-museum1lovely sandwich buffet lunch and hear the Algur H. Meadows Dean Sam Holland's vision for the Meadows School for the Arts and how it fits into Dallas and national arts education community. We will be treated to a short performance by acclaimed violinist Aaron Boyd, Chair of Strings and Director of Chamber Music at the Meadows School followed by a guided tour of the Meadows Art Museum.

Samuel S. Holland is the Algur H. Meadows Dean and an award-winning professor of music at the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University. A champion of the transformational power of arts and communication, Dr. Holland leads a team that is responsible for raising over $145M in new funding for the Meadows School. Under his leadership, the Division of Music at SMU was ranked #1 in the nation in 2015 by College Factual as reported in USA Today. In addition to artistic and programmatic excellence, the Meadows School is nationally recognized for innovative curricula, sustainable community engagement, and its entrepreneurial approach to arts education. A performance student of John Perry and Abbey Simon, he earned a Ph.D. in music education with an emphasis in piano pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. He has presented hundreds of lectures and recitals throughout North America, Europe, and Australia and has pioneered in the application of new technology to performance and pedagogy. Dr. Holland is executive director of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy, a not-for-profit educational institution in Princeton NJ that presents the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and publishes Clavier Companion magazine. He is a co-founder of the Centre for Musical Minds (Frisco, TX). 

Date:  TBD
Time:  11:30 am - 1:00 pm 

     11:30 am lunch, presentation and performance

     12:15 pm musuem tour (docent-guided)
Location:  Meadows Foundation Gallery, Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205
Parking: Free parking in Museum lot. Handicapped parking available at Owens Arts Center. Shuttle from Owens Arts Center to Museum and return shuttle will be available. Some walking will be required.

Attire:  Business Casual

Cost for Tickets:

  • HCD Patron Members: $40
  • HCD Regular Members/Parents & Spouses: $50
  • HCD Recent Grad Members: $40
  • Guests: $65
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