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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).

2014-15 ARIA PD for Educators application available soon.  Check back for updates.

The schedule for the 2014-15 ARIA PD for Educators Course is as follows: 

A Masked Ball by Giuseppe Verdi
Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:30pm
Grade 5 and up
PD Session
Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 4-7pm
Chorus Room, War Memorial Opera House
Partenope by George Frideric Handel  
Dress Rehearsal
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 6pm
Grade 5 and up
PD Session
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 4-7pm
Kanbar Center, 44 Page Street
Cinderella by Gioachino Rossini (Madeleine H. Russell Night at the Opera)  
Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:30pm
Grade 3 and up
PD Session
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 4-7pm
SF Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini  
Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 2pm
Grade 4 and up
PD Session
Monday, October 20, 2014, 4-7pm
Chorus Room, War Memorial Opera House
The Trojans by Hector Berlioz  
Dress Rehearsal
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 5:30pm
Grade 5 and up
PD Session
Date and Location TBD
The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  
Dress Rehearsal
Thursday, June 11, 2015, 2pm
Grade 5 and up
PD Session
Date and Location TBD

 

For more information call or e-mail:
San Francisco Opera Education Department
415-551-6296
education@sfopera.com

 

Program support for the 2013-14 San Francisco Opera Education Department’s school programs has been provided by Aroha Philanthropies, the Bank of American Foundation, Columbia Foundation: Madeleine H. Russell Night at the Opera, Robert and Laura Cory, Gap Foundation, Union Bank, Wells Fargo, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.