Each summer, OPERA America partners with local opera companies across the country to provide week-long professional development workshops around the Music! Words! Opera!
curriculum. These workshops are an opportunity for teachers to reinforce their artistic aptitude and learn new pedagogical techniques by linking the arts to other content areas.
During the workshop, teachers go through the same process of study and creation that they will undertake with their students — they learn about opera through the examination of a great work, and then further explore the art form by creating an original work.
Workshops are led by experienced teaching artists, include a strong focus on assessment and evaluation, and highlight ways that teachers can relate opera to other subjects in the classroom curriculum, such as language arts or social studies.
For more information on upcoming workshops, please contact Education@operaamerica.org