Future Artist Program
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he/she grows up." Pablo Picasso.
"Educating in the arts is essential if our young people are going to succeed and contribute to what Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan describes as our ‘economy of ideas’, an economy fueled by imaginative, flexible, and tough-minded thinking. The arts uniquely nurture that ability." Richard Riley – Former United States Secretary of Education.
Through the "Future Artists Program: From Haydn To Hip-Hop", Opera Noir seeks to impact the lives of students and families in low to moderate-income communities through the arts and arts education. Unlike other artistic entities that may offer a limited number of 45-minute lecture/demonstrations per year, Opera Noir provides long-term support and training for youth in underserved communities. Many of these disenfranchised and marginalized youth have no other outlet or opportunity to express themselves artistically. The opportunity to both study and perform with professional artists gives the children a greater sense of self, and an understanding of the boundless possibilities that life offers. Opera Noir’s Future Artists Programs prepares students for various employment opportunities in the arts and entertainment fields and beyond.
The Opportunities and Benefits Provided Through The Future Artists Programs Include:
Diversity: Opera Noir is multi-cultural in focus and encourages a multi-ethnic and multi-disciplinary approach.
Education: Our programs work with educators to support core curriculum and to encourage students to think critically and clearly articulate their thoughts and opinions.
Training: The students receive both artistic training as well as training on how a stage show is rehearsed and produced, and what decisions influence the final production.