Robert B. Morrison has an extensive history as a supporter of music and arts education and is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading researchers and advocates for arts education. He is the founder and CEO of Quadrant Research, the nation’s preeminent arts education data analytics and market research firm. His leadership in research, public policy, and advocacy efforts have led to significant advancements in access to music and arts education programs in America. Quadrant Research is the lead partner on the National Arts Education Data Project.
Morrison also serves as the Director of Arts Ed NJ, the statewide arts education policy group for New Jersey where he also served as managing partner for the groundbreaking New Jersey Arts Education Census Project, completing the first statewide census for arts education in every school building. Through this work, New Jersey has emerged as the leading state for arts education in the country. Under his leadership, Arts Ed NJ just launched the Center for Arts Education and Social Emotional Learning to highlight the powerful intersections between the two fields.
Mr. Morrison’s advocacy work has earned him both a Prime-Time EMMY and a Peabody Award. He received an honorary doctorate from the State University of New York for his work nationally to advance music and arts education for all children. Morrison is considered to be one of the nation’s leading experts in addressing how the music classroom can be a place for social and emotional growth.