CEO, Quadrant Research & Director, Arts Ed NJ
Robert B. Morrison is Founder and CEO of Quadrant Research, the nation’s leading arts education research organization where he has created a deep body of research and policy work. Mr. Morrison is recognized as a pioneer in statewide arts education status and condition research. He served as the managing partner for the groundbreaking New Jersey Arts Education Census Project, completing the first statewide census for arts education in every school building. Mr. Morrison has led similar research projects as director of the National Arts Education Data Project for the states including Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. These efforts have directly impacted millions of students.
Mr. Morrison also serves as the director of Arts Ed NJ, the statewide arts education advocacy organization responsible for the advancement of arts education for all New Jersey students.
Mr. Morrison is also the founder of Music for All where he remains chairman emeritus. He was the first CEO of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, where he developed the model and scaled the program to impact thousands of schools and hundreds of thousands of students. He served as the Director of Market Development for the NAMM, where he helped create the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and was recognized for his work and the arts as a core subject to the nation’s education goals.
Mr. Morrison’s advocacy work has earned him both an EMMY and a Peabody Award, the New Jersey Governor’s Award for Arts Education, and he received an honorary doctorate from the State University of New York. Mr. Morrison received the Motherland Award – the highest honor from the American Red Cross (ARC) – for developing the national public service campaign that aired supporting the ARC following the attacks of September 11, 2001. In 2019, Mr. Morrison was inducted to the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame for his career as a marching member of the Crossmen and as an arranger for the Garfield Cadets and the Santa Clara Vanguard.