Provides solutions for successfully designing and implementing arts evaluation and assessment in a variety of contexts. Highlights the unique methods employed in evaluating the impact of music, theater, dance, musical theater, opera, and multimedia arts on students, teachers, teaching artists, and administrators. The editors connect evaluation theory with actual practice, aligning innovative qualitative and quantitative methodology with the purpose and objectives of program evaluation.
About the Author
Rekha S. Rajan is Co-Director for PANCH Research, LLC, an international consulting firm specializing in biomedical, health, education, arts research and program evaluation. She is the author of several books, over 50 articles and evaluations. She received her EdD in music education from Teachers College, Columbia University, is on the editorial boards for leading arts journals and was awarded grants from the NEA and Chicago Community Trust. Rajan is also a professional actress and classically trained vocalist. Ivonne Chand O'Neal is Principal at MUSE Research, an arts research and evaluation think tank. She sits on Research Advisory and Editorial boards for the Human Flourishing Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, and was founding Director of Research and Evaluation for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.