High Falls Resident Wins Nation's Top Arts Education Award

Jun 12, 2015

An Ulster County teaching artist has won a prestigious leadership award.

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, has announced the recipients of the 2015 Americans for the Arts Annual Leadership Awards.

The organization's Arts Education Award has been given to Eric Booth of High Falls for his contributions to best in arts education program design, execution, and organizational leadership. Having taught at Stanford and Julliard, Booth is the first teaching artist to receive the award. He has taught classes for every level from kindergarten through graduate school and served as a consultant for many organizations, cities, states, and businesses around the country.

Booth will join other honorees being presented their awards Friday in Chicago.