2023 Oklahoma Arts Conference
"Promise in the Road Ahead"
Chance Harmon is the Executive Director of Lawton Community Theatre in Lawton, Oklahoma. He has over 35 years of experience in the creative arts having produced, directed, and performed in many regional theater productions and Broadway national tours. Harmon was a casting director and vocal coach for the MTV networks and has worked for ABC, NBC, Food Network, and Fox News, among other television networks. Harmon is the former producing artistic director of the Wichita Theatre in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he created and administered the Acting Out in Class program in area north Texas schools. In 2016, Harmon consulted and participated in the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture's inaugural TALL program, and in 2018, he lent his expertise to Lincoln Center Education's Teaching Artist Development Labs. Harmon is an active member in the Lawton/Ft. Sill and Wichita Falls communities and is a fierce advocate for arts in communities.
|Chance Harmon's Schedule|
|Arts Education in Rural Schools
|Date: Wednesday – October, 18 2023 Time: 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room: Great Plains Ballroom C
|Across Oklahoma, arts education programs in rural schools play an important role in equipping students with creative thinking skills and resilience. The positive impact of arts education programs plays out beyond the classroom, often providing opportunities for broader community engagement. Hear from local arts educators and school administrators on the how arts programs are creating positive outcomes for youth, preparing them to succeed in life. |
|Innovation in Lawton's Arts Education Programs
|Date: Thursday – October, 19 2023 Time: 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room: Great Plains Ballroom D
|Students in Lawton Public Schools and lifelong learners in Lawton have access to a multitude of engaging opportunities to develop their creative skills and talents. Lawton’s arts education leaders from the Life Ready Center and Lawton Community Theatre will discuss their innovative methods for engaging youth and adults in transformative and multifaceted learning experiences. |
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