Eric Booth began his career as a Broadway actor, and became a businessman (his company became the largest of its kind in the US in seven years). He is the author of six books, the most recent is Playing for Their Lives. He has been on the faculty of Juilliard, Tanglewood, The Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center Education, where he is now the leader of their Teaching Artist Development Lab. He serves as a consultant for many arts organizations (including seven of the ten largest US orchestras), cities, states and businesses around the US.
A frequent keynote speaker, he founded the International Teaching Artist Conferences. In 2015 Eric Booth was given the nation’s highest award in arts education, and was named one of the 50 most important people in the arts in the US. For more information, visit ericbooth.net
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Eric Booth discusses the El Sistema model, an international music training program for young people living in poverty across the globe, and advocates for a similar widespread program for the theatre community.