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BLO Celebrates National Arts Education Week!

Sep 19, 2014 5:06:00 PM
By BLO Staff

BLO celebrates National
Arts Education Week
and applauds our

BLO Music!
Words! Opera!
teachers!

During the week of August 11th-15th,
2014, Boston Lyric Opera’s Community Engagement Department hosted a teacher
training workshop at The School of Fine Arts at Boston University using OPERA
America’s Music! Words! Opera!
curriculum. Eleven educators from various disciplines who teach in Boston and the surrounding area participated
in this workshop, led by opera and musical veterans Clifford Brooks and Neil
Ginsberg. The week featured theatre
games, musical training, and curriculum ideas, and culminated in the teachers
presenting an original opera of their own creation, Voyages, a tale of prominent immigrants throughout Boston’s history.

What did our teachers have to say? 

“I loved
all the ideas and materials I received
and ways that I can apply them in my own classroom.” 

“I am thankful I have been given this
opportunity to enhance my teaching and focus more on creativity and music.” 

“I am totally energized by this workshop! I know
because  as I waited for my train this
morning, with about 30+ people standing around silently, relating to their cell
phones, I had an almost uncontrollable urge to burst into song! Thanks!”

Many teachers and schools will be partnering with Boston
Lyric Opera this school year, whether they are attending final dress rehearsals
with their students, having a BLO Teaching Artist visit their school, or
creating an original opera with their students.


If you’d like to learn about ways to bring opera to your
children or classroom, visit www.blo.org/learn
or contact the Community Engagement Department at education@blo.org.   

By Paige Revens, BLO Community Engagement Intern

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