2016 Upcoming Workshops/Teacher Trainings

WASHINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT September 9: Art Training 4-7pm September 10: Full OBC Training 8-5pm   UFOMT HOSTED LOGAN TRAINING September 16: Art Training 4-7pm September 17: Full OBC Training 8-5pm   EMERY/GREEN RIVER TRAINING September 17: Full OBC Training   GRANITE SCHOOL DISTRICT September 23: Art Training 4-7pm September 24: Full OBC Training 8-5pm  …

Opera by Children Art Workshop hosted by Utah Opera!

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre in collaboration with Utah Opera:  Art Training WORKSHOP Ø For Teachers to learn how to create scenery for Original Opera Projects! Ø  May also be used for mural sized classroom group projects or any type of production backdrop. Learn the art of students creating opera scenery using simple techniques…

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre Presents: A Teacher Paint Party!!! An Art Training Worksho

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre Presents:    A Teacher Paint Party!!!        Art Training WORKSHOP                             Ø Teachers to learn how to facilitate GINOURMOUS scenery for Original Opera Projects or for murals or any type of production backdrop! ·       Learn simple techniques ·       Minimal amount of time. ·       connect to the Utah core standards,…

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre presents: OBC Teacher Training WORKSHOP

 May 16, 2015 we will hold our next Opera by Children Teacher Training!!! ~for Teachers to learn how to facilitate Original Opera Projects! Come learn the art of students creating opera using simple techniques that require a minimal amount of time, connects to the Utah core standards, and teaches group writing and cooperative learning! You…

Considering working with Opera by Children?

Here is what a recently retiring teacher from the elementary education system and OBC had to say about the process: I recently retired from school teaching.  Over the years I have helped my students perform 13 operas.  At the end of each year as we reminisce about our favorite parts of the year, the opera…

UFOMT Mission Statement: “Bringing people together to share ennobling artistic experiences.” OBC Mission Statement: “Enabling young people to grow by encouraging and affirming the natural creativity that exists within each one.” OBC Purpose: “To provide an excellent process for educators to use that will enable them to teach and utilize creative arts in the instruction…

Story and Libretto Creation for Kindergarten and other Lower Grades

K-2 Story and Libretto Creation Tips Kindergarten Note: There is flexibility in the story sentence structure for the Kindergarten class to create a 3 sentence story structure if the class needs it to be VERY simple!! All younger grades: Story: Setting, Character, Plot: ·         Always begin with setting!!!!!!! ·         Characters may associate with the setting,…

Staging For Kindergarten and Other Lower Grades

 K-2 Staging Integrate movement as soon as they begin to learn the music:   ·         Allow the students to explore movement with their hands while singing at their desks ·         Do their daily activities as they learn the music ·         Move as they sing like the characters Introduce the Areas of the Stage: Draw the areas…

Thank You OBC!

Dear Opera by Children, Just a thank you for the wonderful years of operas you helped me with.  My students created amazing librettos and memories that will last them a lifetime!  My core tests were always higher in language arts the years that my classes produced operas.  My classes love to write now that they…

Curtain Speech for OBC and performance tips for the teacher.

Teacher or Administrator Portion of Curtain Speech: (Clearly state the company name and program name as highlighted below) Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre General Director, Michael Ballam, had the vision that children, given the power to create their own operas, would become creative innovators and leaders in society. Opera by Childrenwas developed in 1997…

The Libretto Dilemma —tools for creating an opera libretto! ~ Pamela Gee

The Three Libretto Tools; Action, Song and Recitative are not new! But here follows a brief reminder of what they are and how they are used. Examples of each tool are included:  1- Action sentences are written in parenthesis! Action sentences focus on the how—what is happening the audience sees which performers ACT out. Example:(The…

OBC Advocacy!! We appreciate the support!

Dear Sir: Regarding the Outreach program and offerings by the Utah Festival for the Performing Arts, the POPs program, I implore you to fund it. Consider the great effect it has on children in the creative process. I am a second grade teacher at Hillcrest Elementary. My class wrote, costumed, and performed an opera last…