ARIA PD for Educators

San Francisco Opera recognizes that many educators need access to resources and knowledge in order to bring opera into their classroom. To meet this need, the Opera offers K-18 educators a series of Professional Development (PD) sessions that provide general tools, allowing educators to connect the study of opera to their classroom curricula or syllabi.

These sessions focus on the study of opera in general and current SFO productions in particular, as well as addressing specific grade level curriculum implications. The Opera ARIA PD for Educators Course includes:

  1. A series of three-hour Professional Development sessions; and
  2. Access to select San Francisco Opera Final Dress Rehearsals for the educator and his/her classroom.

Grades: K-18
Note: Educators can sign up for the series or participate in individual sessions.
Fee: $50 for the series; $25 for each individual session. $250 for 20-30 seats at a dress rehearsal (pro-rated for smaller and larger classes).

To submit an online application, click here.

To download a PDF application, click here

The schedule for the 2013-2014 ARIA PD for Educators Course is as follows: 

Show Boat by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
Dress Rehearsal
Friday, May 30, 2014, 6pm
Grade 4 and up
PD Session
Monday, May 5, 2014, 4-7pm
42nd St. Moonspace, 250 Van Ness Ave., SF
La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi  
Dress Rehearsal
Sunday, June 8, 2014, 2:30pm
Grade 5 and up
PD Session
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 4-7pm
SF Conservatory of Music, Room 319
Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini  
Dress Rehearsal
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 6pm
Grade 5 and up
PD Session
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 4-7pm
SF Conservatory of Music, Room 319


For more information call or e-mail:
San Francisco Opera Education Department


Program support for the 2012-13 San Francisco Opera Education Department’s school programs has been provided by: the Bank of America Foundation, Columbia Foundation, Robert and Laura Cory, Gap Foundation, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, the Kimball Foundation, the Michelson Family Foundation, UBS, Union Bank, Wells Fargo, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.