Our professional teaching artists will help your students learn their part in an age-appropriate opera.

After five weeks, they’re ready to join professional opera singers on stage and perform in front of their community. Watch your students transform: gaining confidence, knowledge and a love of music that will stay with them for life.

Things to know:

  • Students perform on stage with sets, lighting and stage crew from LA Opera Connects.
  • Provides cross-curricular ties with California history.
  • Teachers must attend a required orientation via Zoom.
  • Students meet once a week for five weeks.
  • All workshops are scheduled for one class period, one day, each week between 9am and 3pm.
  • Enrollment is open for up to 15 schools within a 30-mile radius of the Music Center.
  • Maximum of 70 students per school from the 4th and/or 5th grade
  • The school participation fee is $1,500.

Applications for this program are accepted throughout the year and participation is dependent on availability.
Check back soon for more information about next season.

Elementary In-School Opera + (EISO+): Introducing kids to offstage magic
Show your students that you don’t have to be a performer to play a vital role in an opera production with EISO+.  4th and 5th graders use math and measurement skills to build model sets based on the production of The Prospector. (Hello cross-curriculum, STEAM learning!) On performance day they get to show off their designs to the audience.

Students will:

  • Employ critical thinking skills to make their selections based on the libretto
  • Learn to build their set within a budget
  • Defend their design choices (never too early to practice for that PhD)
  • Show off their finished designs on performance day
  • Students meet once a week for five weeks.

Things to know:

  • 45 students can enter the program
  • This is a separate set of students from the performers. 

Click here to contact us via email or call 213.972.3157.

Generous Support for Elementary In-School Opera from 
The Music Man Foundation
The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation
Sidney Stern Memorial Trust 
John and Beverly Stauffer Foundation