Friday, September 19, 2014

The School Year is Starting!

Linden Christ, Manager of Education and Outreach

The school bells are ringing!   The Education Team enjoyed a wonderful summer planning and preparing for this 2014-2105 school year.  We are grateful for the help of our outstanding summer intern, Grace McIntosh.  Our Education Assistant, Jessica Weber, had her first baby boy!   His name is Manny and he's our COT mascot!   

COT Staff with Jessica and Manny
For the first time, Chicago Opera Theater had a summer Teen program at Solorio Academy High School.   Our Chicago Opera Theater for Teens performed The Music Man under the direction of Dr. D'Agostino & Mr. Roemer.  The teens sang to a packed audience of family and friends.  

Enjoy this short video of their performance!  

Our Opera for All & COT for Teen programs both begin on September 30th.   The Opera for All program is at six Chicago Public Schools with six lead Teaching Artists and six Assistant Teaching Artists.   The students theme for this year is "Dinosaurs: A Terrific Tale".   The 450 OFA students will be going on a trip to The Field Museum to meet Sue and other dinosaurs which will inspire them to create their own stories that will be turned into their own mini classroom opera!

Keep checking in to our Education Blog weekly to learn more about our programs in our schools!

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