Click to download the Interactive PDF to learn more about Leonard Bernstein and the Artful Learning model.

Leonard Bernstein Center

The Leonard Bernstein Center seeks to strengthen education on a national level by preparing teachers, schools and communities to use the Arts and the artistic process in the teaching of all academic subjects.

View the timeline at right to learn more about the education legacy of Leonard Bernstein and the evolution of the Leonard Bernstein Center and Artful Learning.


ARTFUL LEARNING stimulates and deepens academic learning through the Arts.

Artful Learning is the signature school improvement program of the Leonard Bernstein Center, based on 19 years of intensive collaboration and refinement, field research and implementation with leading educators, researchers and practitioners of the model.

Leonard Bernstein's vision was to use music and the other fine and performing arts as a means of instilling a lifelong love of learning in students. Artful Learning embeds the arts within the learning process through a carefully researched, concept-based, interdisciplinary model that has proven to increase comprehension in students as well as improve academic achievement across the board.

The Artful Learning Sequence and Model is a framework that educators can use to revitalize their curriculum and their teaching processes. Grounded in the artistic process, this extensive, research-proven professional development program gives educators the tools to apply the Artful Learning methodology over a three-year implementation process, ultimately building a sustainable, thriving learning community.

Learn more about Artful Learning >

Leonard BernsteinNewsCalendarShopNewsletterPressResearchb100
The personThe EducatorThe ComposerThe Conductor