Speaking Engagements


Rhoda Bernard, founder and managing director of the Institute for Accessible Arts Education

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Rhoda Bernard, managing director of the Berklee Institute for Accessible Arts Education and assistant chair of Music Education, regularly gives keynote addresses and presentations at local, national, and international conferences. Keynote address topics have included the following:

  • access to arts education as a civil right;
  • policy and practice in arts education for people with disabilities;
  • universal design for learning in the arts for students with disabilities; and
  • arts teacher education for students with disabilities.

Recent keynote addresses were given at the U.S. Department of Education's Arts in Education Conference, the New York City Arts Educators Conference, and the Washington, D.C., Arts Educators Conference.

Bernard is also a member of the Speakers Bureau for Americans for the Arts. In this role, she gives keynote addresses and provides professional development in arts education leadership and policy.

For more information, or to engage Bernard as a keynote speaker for your event or conference, please contact Rhoda Bernard.