Florida Grand Opera’s (FGO) Classroom Connections program is offered to any school that seeks to feature a member of FGO’s staff or Young Artist Studio in an educational setting. FGO production staff and Young Artists travel to schools to share their talent, knowledge and career path with students of all ages and helping to enrich their educational experience.
Both middle schools and high schools can participate in this program, and two types of Classroom Connections are offered: vocal and technical. Each performance is timed to fit within class schedules and lasts about 45 minutes.
This Classroom Connection is for students that are interested in singing and onstage performance. Two singers and a coach give an in-depth presentation on the musicology and the performance of songs from operas, operettas, Broadway and concert repertoire. They also help students with discuss careers in the fine arts.
(NOTE: The school must provide either a tuned piano or a full sized electronic keyboard.)
This session is geared to those students that are interested in the backstage productions of an opera. A member of FGO’s production team meets with students and gives an overview of the profession, types of jobs available and skills needed to work in the industry. This program can be tailored to specific school interests, including set design, set and prop construction, lighting design and use of lighting instruments.
If you are interested in hosting a Classroom Connection, click here to fill out a reservation form.
YOUNG ARTIST IN SCHOOL DATES
Dates to be announced soon
For more information, click here or call 305.403.3308.
Opera Lab “A Laboratory of Learning through Opera”
By stepping off the stage and into the communities, Florida Grand Opera’s Community Outreach progression is allowing for more families, students and schools to experience the opera art form.
During this eight month in-school residency, FGO aims to supplement and extend learning opportunities through experiential learning that will provide access to an international opera company, its staff and resources; increase student achievement through the acquisition of enhanced thinking and learning and promote the students pursuit of special interests and development of artistic talents.
To learn more or to turn your school into an Opera Lab, contact our Director of Education, here.