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APAPNYC 2019 Youth and Family Forum participant by Adam Kissick/APAP

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Multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Ben Folds to close APAP|NYC 2020!

Regarded as a major music influencer, Ben Folds has performed with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras, and currently serves as the first ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. A champion of arts education and music therapy, he is a member of the Artist Committee of Americans For The Arts (AFTA) and the chairman of AFTA’s Arts Action Fund ArtsVote2020 initiative and hosts a podcast on arts policy with 2020 presidential candidates.

At our closing plenary on Tuesday, January 14, Folds will share messages on risk, resilience and creativity as highlighted in his critically acclaimed memoir and New York Times Best Seller “A Dream About Lightning Bugs”, a collection of essays, anecdotes and lessons about art, life and music.