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Indianapolis Opera Education and Community Engagement

Indianapolis Opera Education and Community Engagement

A core mission of Indianapolis Opera is to provide educational opportunities for students of all ages. Each year, the Indianapolis Opera Resident Artist Program reaches 30,000 children and adults statewide each year, with additional performances in neighboring states. Our programs work to promote

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E-Learning Vocal Workshop: "Singing For Success"


Program description

Grades 6-12 EDUCATORS & PARENTS: The Indianapolis Opera Resident Artists provide a “Singing For Success” workshop series, designed to teach fundamental vocal techniques for middle school and high school students. This series is intended to be presented to choirs, and can be adapted to fit the specific requests of the choir director. Due to COVID-19 canceling these live presentations, we have


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Program Detail

Program type: Virtual Experience
Artistic Discipline: Music
Cultural Origin: European
Subject: Fine Arts: Music
Population served: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

All dates

Length of program: 30 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Internet connection


Your home

Fees / Ticketing:



Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Anchor Standard 4 - Listen and respond to a varied repertoire of music by audiating music.
Anchor Standard 5 - Listen and respond to a varied repertoire of music by describing, interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating music and its elemental components.
Anchor Standard 7 - Perform a varied repertoire of music by singing, alone and with others, from rote memory and written notation.
Anchor Standard 10 - Create a varied repertoire of music by representing audiated and aurally perceived music.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes



  • Have you always wanted to learn about opera, but have never had the opportunity or training? 'Singing for Success' is a workshop series that Indianapolis Opera offers all over the state for middle school or high school groups, where our resident artists help teach about basic vocal principles and sing to help demonstrate these concepts. Alexander Henderson talks about the links between good posture and good breathing, which are obviously essential to good singing. He even offers a couple of exercises for you to try at home. He then demonstrates how this comes together by performing excerpts from 'Bob's Aria' from Giancarlo Menotti's "The Old Maid and the Thief" with Andrew Pham at the piano. If you know an educator who would like to host a workshop at their school, please forward this video, or send an email to education at indyopera dot org to schedule a visit during the 2020-21 school year. Please note that there are multiple videos in this series.


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