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Professional Development for Educators

We offer an exciting array of half, full and multi-day professional development workshops. From an in-depth look at each mainstage opera to music skills development for classroom teachers, we’re happy to offer a variety of ways to incorporate opera into the classroom and beyond. Our workshops aim to serve every type of educator from classroom teachers to teaching artists to parents.

Professional Development Workshops

Check back soon for the latest Professional Development Workshops. For more information, or to be notified of upcoming workshops, please email Mark Allwein or call 206.676.5566. Customized workshops are available upon request.

Mainstage Operas for Classroom Teachers

These 90-minute professional development workshops are designed to guide teachers, arts specialists and teaching artists in the discovery of Seattle Opera’s 2013/14 mainstage productions. We’ll examine the historical context of the opera, explore the music, and build deep connections to a wide range of disciplines and classroom curricula. Educators from around the Puget Sound region can share different approaches and best practices for classroom work and will receive a variety of materials to use in their own class to help further engage students with opera-inspired learning. These workshops are held at the Seattle Opera Offices and are FREE of charge.

Tosca Workshop
January 3, 2015
10:00 – 11:30 PM

Semele Workshop
December 8, 2012
10:00 – 11:30 AM

Ariadne Auf Naxos Workshop
April 25, 2015
10:00 – 11:30 AM

For more information, please email Andrew Goldstein or call 206.676.5563. Customized workshops or in-school visits are available upon request.

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Girl of the Golden West, 2004 © Rozarii Lynch photo