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FLORENTINE OPERA COMPANY EDUCATION & COMMUNITY 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 an the arts
- Providing opera introduction and continuing education events for adults
- Providing professional development 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 with arts programming. Last year, nearly 20,000 students and individuals benefited from Florentine Opera programs. These programs 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 Education Programs are generously supported by the following contributors: Northwestern Mutual Foundation, US Bank Foundation, Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Charitable Trust, Rockwell Automation, Richard & Ethel Herzfeld Foundation, Milwaukee Arts Board, The Donald and Ruth P. Taylor Foundation, Alvin & Marion Birnschein Foundation, Inc., The Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation, Milwaukee Florentine Opera Club, Halbert & Alice Kadish Foundation, Edward U. Demmer Foundation, The Charles D. Ortgiesen Foundation, PPC Partners, Woman’s Club of Milwaukee, Albert J. & Flora H. Ellinger Foundation, Inc., Joy Global Foundation, The Vilter Foundation, Inc., Herbert Kohl Charities, and generous individual donors.