Nationwide, it has been proven by a large body of research that integration of the arts into classroom curricula results in greater retention of information and increased 21st century skills. Arts education programs at The MACC encompass many aspects of performing and visual arts, all of which help engage the student’s attention and result in more effective learning for grades K-12.
The MACC / DOE team continues to be a national leader in arts integrated learning in the United States. Our success stories are lauded by colleagues at the Kennedy Center and in other states: BIG ripples are emanating from our small island!
"The Kennedy Center places tremendous value on its relationship with the Maui Arts & Cultural Center ...They have demonstrated continued commitment to the professional development of teachers and artists, and to the creation of programs to bring the arts into the lives of students on Maui. They are building bridges not only in their local area, but throughout the islands."
- Barbara Shepherd, Director, National Partnerships,
The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
Please contact MOIRA PIRSCH, Education Director, if you have any questions about how your school can take advantage of The MACC's programs.
Click to email or call 808-243-4234
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All of the MACC staff, board members, and affiliates in the Arts Education Department who have worked with Chadwick as Education Director since 2016, extend deep condolences to his family and friends.
We will miss his many talents: as educator, musician, advocate for the arts, and collaborative co-worker.
Chad had so many personal accomplishments – in a too-short life.