Maui Arts & Cultural Center welcome Chadwick Pang as its new education director.
Chadwick Pang will succeed Susana Browne, who will retire at the end of July after 18 years in service. An educator, musician, and graduate of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Pang holds a BA in Music, an MA in Ethnomusicology and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary Education.
MACC has developed a statewide and national identity through its performing arts, visual arts and arts education programs. As an educational resource, Maui Arts & Cultural Center serves all ages from pre-school to adults, enhancing arts education in schools as well as professional development for classroom teachers. Based on significant research that arts education is vital for every child, MACC works closely with national and local teaching artists to develop arts integration curriculum which meets common core standards. Research shows that arts integration prepares students for the future by developing valuable life skills: collaboration, creativity, innovation, critical thinking, and communication.
In 1995, MACC partnered with the Hawai‘i Department of Education-Maui District to become Hawaii’s first and most recognized team affiliated with the prestigious national network, Partners in Education, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. The MACC/DOE, Maui District partnership team continues to date and is recognized as one of the most advanced of the 110 teams in 40 states. Maui Arts & Cultural Center is also part of the statewide coalition of organizations known as ARTS FIRST Partners of Hawai‘i, which is dedicated to insuring that every child in Hawai‘i receives an arts education.
For more information, call 808-242-ARTS (2787) or visit mauiarts.org.