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Dr. Bennett Lentczner, President

Dr. Bennett Lentczner, founding president of RealVisions, administrator, artist and educator, is recognized across the country for his leadership of the renowned New World School of the Arts.  A university dean and provost for more than eighteen years, Dr. Lentczner has served on national, regional, state and local boards and associations, as well as evaluation and accreditation teams across the country.  He has more than 10 years experience teaching grades 4-12.  His work in evaluation and assessment includes more than 20 chapters of Young Audiences, Inc. (providers of arts education programs and residencies in K-12 schools), The Leonard Bernstein Center for Education through the Arts, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  Dr. Lentczner was responsible for producing the International Council of Fine Arts Deans Principles and Standards of Arts Education.  His arts education experience includes service on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Getty Foundation for Education in the Arts, and the South Carolina Arts Commission.  He has also served as a member of the National Coalition for Arts Education and the Goals 2000 Steering Committee and through RealVisions, is currently fulfilling the role of executive director for the International Network of Schools for the Advancement of Arts Education.  Dr. Lentczner holds degrees from the Juilliard School of Music, Columbia University and Ball State University.