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Little Opera at Grace

September 09, 2019

3:00 pm

At Little Opera at Grace, we make operas with kids. In this year-long after-school program, kids in K-8th grade work with our team of artists to write, compose, act, sing, design and perform their very own mini-operas. The process is a holistic approach to arts education, with a focus on teaching students how to collaboratively make everything themselves.

For eight years, Little Opera has been training student imaginations through this comprehensive creative project. Over the course of the year, students will write a story, craft a libretto, compose melodies, receive singing and acting coaching, choreograph movement, design their own props and costumes and rehearse & perform a 15-20 minute show. The final result? A micro opera that is 100% built from their own imaginations.

Why Opera?

  • It’s Ambitious – You can’t make an opera until you learn to do everything: write, compose, act, sing, design and perform.
  • It’s Creative – Every single one of the thousands of ideas it takes to create an opera: 100% student imagined.
  • It’s Empowering – The #1 change parents report seeing in their children after a season at Little Opera.
  • It’s Collaborative – Kids learn to compromise and make decisions as a team. After 130 hours of collaborating with his small mixed-aged group, one 3rd grader’s biggest takeaway: “I learned that sometimes my idea isn’t the best idea.”

Weekly Schedule:

Grades K-5 

Session starts: Monday, September 9, 2019 and runs until May 2020

Grades K/1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:00 – 3:50p.m. ($1,450)

Grades 2-5: Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. ($2,575)


Grades 6-8

Session starts: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 and runs until May 2020

Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ($1,600)

Sliding scale tuition is available to all families on request. Register here.


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