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2023 Oklahoma Arts Conference

"Promise in the Road Ahead"

Rob Ward
Rob Ward is the fifth President of the Oklahoma Arts Institute (OSAI). He is the second OSAI alumnus to serve in the role. A McAlester native, he attended OSAI as a chorus student three times and worked an additional 15 summers as a counselor, counselor coordinator, technical director, and faculty member, conducting the chorus in 2019. Ward has taught middle school, high school, and university choirs in Texas and Kansas and has sung with numerous professional choral ensembles across the United States. Ward holds a Bachelor of Music Education focused on vocal music education and choral conducting from Oklahoma State University, a Master of Music Education from Southern Methodist University and a Doctor of Musical Arts from North Texas University. He comes from a family of educators and artists who taught him the value of arts education.

Rob Ward's Schedule
Advancing Advocacy
Date: Wednesday – October, 18 2023 Time: 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Room: Great Plains Ballroom C
This session will present strategies to implement for understanding and instilling the value of arts advocacy. Presenters will explain how they advocate for the arts in their communities and organizations. Panelists include Margaret Keough of Mid-America Arts Alliance, Rob Ward of Oklahoma Arts Institute, and Jason Harris of Oklahoma Museums Association. Jerrod Shouse of Oklahomans for the Arts will moderate.

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