Bob Morrison is Co-founder of Quadrant Arts Education Research, the nation’s leading arts education research and market intelligence organization. Mr. Morrison’s leadership in research, public policy and advocacy efforts has led to significant advancement in access to music and arts education programs across the nation. His work has earned him an Emmy and a Peabody Award.
In California, Mr. Morrison’s report, “The Sound of Silence: The Unprecedented Decline of Music Education in California Public Schools “(1994) was one of the catalysts for a $500 million reinvestment into music and arts education in California public schools. In Arkansas, he worked with the Governor to mandate music and arts programs for every child attending public school in the state and in New Jersey, Mr. Morrison was the managing partner for the groundbreaking New Jersey Arts Education Census Project.
Prior to co-founding Quadrant Arts Education Research, Mr. Morrison helped developed and then served as CEO of the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. He also worked with the late Michael Kamen and Richard Dreyfus to create the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. Mr. Morrison was a founding member of the National Coalition for Music Education and currently serves as the Data Task Force co-chair for the State Education Departments Directors of Arts Education.