Teachers - Workshops - Lyric Opera of Chicago


Professional-Development Workshops

Lyric Opera offers several professional-development opportunities each season. These workshops and seminars focus on teaching methods that integrate opera into the classroom and learning activities that reinforce students' experiences at the opera house. CPDU credits are available for most of these workshops. Contact Lyric Unlimited for more specific information on the Workshops and Professional Development Seminars available each season. Study materials are provided for teachers and for their students in advance of Opera in the Neighborhoods, select Students at the Opera performances, and Teen Opera Circle dress rehearsals.

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Opera in the Neighborhoods Workshop  

Learn how this story-based art form can provide content for literacy units based on Rossini's The Barber of Seville. This workshop provides customizable unit plans and extension activities that infuse general classroom curricula with excitement for teachers who bring students to Opera in the Neighborhoods. Six Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDU) available.

The Barber of Seville
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $35 per person

Student Matinee Workshops 

Join Lyric Opera of Chicago’s staff and guest presenters and explore a range of approaches to get the most out of your visit to the opera. Gain insight from an overview of the story and music, get inside information about Lyric’s production, investigate the backgrounds of the composer and librettist, and get hands-on experience with strategies for integrating Rusalka and The Sound of Music into your classroom curriculum. Come ready to share your expertise with your colleagues as well!  

Saturday, January 11, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Registration Fee: $35 per person

Click here to download the order form for the Rusalka Student Matinee Workshop 

The Sound of Music
Saturday, February 22, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Registration Fee: $35 per person

Click here to download the order form for The Sound of Music Student Matinee Workshop