Dr. Patricia Hoy has more than thirty years’ arts education experience in a variety of teaching, administrative and performance roles. Motivated by her belief in the power of the arts, Dr. Hoy currently serves as an author, speaker and consultant to bring the depth of knowledge that can be gained from creativity to audiences across the country. Prior to becoming an author/speaker, her most recent role was as the Dean of Academics of the esteemed Boston Conservatory. In "Arts Awareness: A Fieldbook For Awakening Creative Consciousness in Everyday Life" (GIA Publishing, October 2015) Dr. Hoy writes about the importance of the arts in relation to the changes, opportunities, and possibilities that are now central to thriving in the 21st century. As an artist, educator, and administrator for more than 30 years, she considers the principles of creating art, and the lessons and insight that learning provides, an integral part of a strong educational foundation. She is an outstanding educator, speaker and advocate for inspiring others to find their creative genius.