Education at COT


Chicago Opera Theater strives to fulfill its mission of engaging curious audiences through adventurous opera experiences of new and rarely performed works, providing people of all ages opportunities to learn more about opera and its creators. Through during school, after school, college, and adult education offerings, COT provides even more!  We proudly continue to ask our students to be creative, questioning individuals who desire to challenge the definition of opera in Chicago.

Explore COT’s education opportunities for stduents of all ages! Click on one of the links on the right to see what we are doing in the community!


Opera For AllCOT Teaching Artists work with CPS elementary schools to create their very own operas!

COT For TeensIn partnership with After School Matters, our Teaching Artists work with teens to produce a showcase, musical, or operetta.

Young Artist ProgramCOT offers a professional diploma in Opera in partnership with Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts.