Opera for All (OFA) brings Teaching Artists into Chicago Public Elementary Schools to educate students about classical music, singing, and opera. Opera for All inspires students to understand the art by participating in it, both in production and in performance. Each year, students in Opera for All participate in a 30 session program with the end goal of creating their very own unique opera. COT’s team of teaching artists pair up and work with each classroom to create the script, lyrics, music, set and costume design, and choreography of the opera. In the spring, students in the OFA program perform their opera for their parents and peers.
Chase Elementary, Reilly Elementary, Eugene Field Elementary, Disney II Magnet Elementary School, Healy Elementary, Whistler Elementary School, Langford Community Academy, Burley Elementary, West Park Elementary
Education Team at COT
Director of Education: Linden Christ Teaching Artists: Luther Lewis, Sara Litchfield, Matt McNabb, Andrea PalmaVeronica Raufer, Diana Stoic, Taylor Walters-Chapman Education Assistant: Kathleen Hudson