Education & Community
FLORENTINE OPERA COMPANY EDUCATION & OUTREACH OVERVIEW
The mission of the Florentine Opera Company Education Department is to make opera more inviting and accessible to communities in Milwaukee and throughout the state of Wisconsin by:
- Educating students and the community about opera and career opportunities within opera
- Providing opera introduction and continuing education events for adults
- Providing opportunities for young artists
Florentine Opera Company programs reach a broad spectrum of individuals throughout Metro Milwaukee, southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. Each year the Florentine Opera is committed to serving the Greater Milwaukee area. Last year, nearly 14,000 students and individuals benefited from Florentine Opera programs. We provide a vital addition to local arts education—both in the classroom and on the stage. The Florentine Opera Company Education Department is committed to providing educators with opportunities to utilize opera to meet educational standards, as well as to enhance learning for all students.
Our in-school programs introduce elementary, middle and high school students to the fundamentals of opera and the opportunities that exist within the field of opera. With support from the Florentine Opera Company’s generous donors, schools with limited budgets are granted educational programming for their students.
SUPPORT FOR THE FLORENTINE OPERA’S EDUCATION PROGRAMS
The Florentine Opera's highly successful 2011-2012 education programs were underwritten by several generous corporate, foundation and individual gifts and grants. We offer our sincerest thanks to these dedicated supporters of our Children's Opera The Three Little Pigs:
The Florentine Opera Education Programs are generously supported by the following contributors:
Helen Bader Foundation
Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation
Albert J. & Flora H. Ellinger Foundation, Inc.
Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation
Herbert H. Kohl Charities, Inc.
Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts
Milwaukee Florentine Opera Club
Charles D. Ortgiesen Foundation
PPC Partners Inc.
GMAR Youth Foundation
along with support from individual donors