EDUCATING STUDENTS, EXPANDING MINDS,
ENCOURAGING A COMMUNITY OF OPERA LOVERS
Every season Florida Grand Opera’s Education Department creates a broad range of engaging music education and community programs. More than 20,000 children, families and community members will take part in FGO programs this season – in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
FGO’s school programs provide innovative opportunities for students and teachers to make music in their classrooms, make music education resources available for free to schools and allows them to experience the opera art form as audience members.
CLASSROOM CONNECTIONS are offered to any school that seeks to feature a member of FGO’s staff or Young Artist Studio in an educational setting.
OPERA LAB is a “laboratory of learning through opera”, 16 week, in-school residency program. During the 2013-2014 season, FGO’s Operalab will be conducted at Hialeah Senior High School.
TEACHER WORKSHOPS FGO partners with Miami-Dade Public Schools to present day long workshops to Music, Theatre, Social Studies, English and Foreign Language teachers. Using methods of opera-integration as the focus of learning, teachers explore various ways of incorporating opera into their curriculum.
STUDENT DRESS REHEARSALS 5,000 middle and high school students from South Florida schools attend the final dress rehearsals of each production at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. This season, FGO will present its first ever Student Dress Rehearsal of Mourning Becomes Electra at Broward Center for the Arts.
Through its community programs, FGO provides free public recitals and musical workshops throughout South Florida, making opera accessible to over 24 communities. Together, these programs, plus many more, bring musical experiences to people of all ages and circumstances.
READ ALONG, SING a SONG is Florida Grand Opera’s literacy-through-music program. Partnering with Miami-Dade and Broward County Public Libraries, FGO Teaching Artists use the power of music to bring books to life and promote the joys of literacy!
FGO FAMILY DAY is a collaboration between FGO and South Florida community venues; bringing a fun-filled day of opera to the people.
This season, FGO has created an exciting new initiative:
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS – an adult education series that brings the opera art form into South Florida communities through thought-provoking and relevant discussions and performances. Using FGO’s 2013-2014 season as a catalyst, these hour-long events will allow audience members to reflect, rethink and find new meaning in issues that affect South Florida to this day.
You can partner with FGO to help ensure the future of arts education and encourage a community of opera lovers with your generous FGO Education contribution. For more information on our Education programs or to make your gift, click here, or call our Director of Education, at 305-403-3308.