Teen programs

Lyric is proud to offer opportunities for teenagers to engage with other art-loving young people in Chicago.

Interested in joining a teen event? Please reach out to Lyric at LyricUnlimited@lyricopera.org.

EmpowerYouth!

EmpowerYouth!: Igniting Creativity through the Arts is a groundbreaking partnership, launched in 2017, with the Chicago Urban League that immerses Chicago teenagers in the creation of an original performance. EmpowerYouth! participants work with professional artistic staff and program facilitators in learning how principles of performance, the written word, music, and dance can translate to their everyday lives.

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EmpowerYouth!

EmpowerYouth!: Igniting Creativity through the Arts is a groundbreaking partnership, launched in 2017, with the Chicago Urban League that immerses Chicago teenagers in the creation of an original performance. EmpowerYouth! participants work with professional artistic staff and program facilitators in learning how principles of performance, the written word, music, and dance can translate to their everyday lives.

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Youth Opera Council

Lyric’s Youth Opera Council is a select group of Chicagoland high school students, from a broad range of backgrounds, who share a passion for opera and the performing arts. The purpose of the Council is to encourage and grow youth interest and participation in the arts by helping students develop critical thinking and advocacy skills through student-led activities.

This program is currently on hiatus. Sign up below to receive more information as it becomes available.

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Lyric Unlimited - Learning & Creative Engagement Sponsors

Anonymous Donor

Nancy W. Knowles Student and Family Performances Fund

Dr. Scholl Foundation

BMO Harris Bank Logo

Walter Family Foundation

The Richard P. & Susan Kiphart Family

Shure Charitable Trust

Eisen Family Foundation

Robert and Evelyn McCullen

Marsha Serlin and Jerry Sloan

Charles and M.R. Shapiro Foundation, Inc.

Terry J. Medhurst

Mazza Foundation

Buehler Family Foundation

Wintrust Community Banks

Helen Brach Foundation

The Siragusa Family Foundation

Polk Bros. Foundation

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

Raynette and Ned Boshell

John and Rosemary Brown Family Foundation

John Hart and Carol Prins

The Simon Family Foundation

Photos: Kyle Flubacker, Lyric Opera of Chicago