The Metropolitan Opera Guild


August 4 - 9, 2019 


We are pleased to announce that The Metropolitan Opera Guild's School Programs department is now a certified sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education programming for the New Your State Education Department. Eligible participants may earn up to 37 hours of CTLE credit by attending the 2019 Opera Learning Institute.    CLICK HERE to view/download a .pdf flyer for OLI 2019. 

Past participants in OLI talk about their experiences attending the Institute:                 

What is OLI?  The OPERA LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLI) is a week-long intensive professional development workshop that helps educators build the knowledge and skills needed to incorporate the elements of opera into general classroom instruction.
Why OPERA?  Opera is arts rich and multi-disciplinary; involving musictheatermovementdance, and visual arts! Through opera-based-learning, students have opportunities to learn and grow in several art forms simultaneously. Additionally, using the elements of text analysislibretto (script) writingmusical compositiontheatrical design, and staging can help teachers bring their general curriculum alive in new and interesting ways for students.  
Who is OLI for?  Educators of students in grades PK - 12; (general classroom teachers, arts/other specialists, curriculum/department heads, and administrators)
Where is OLI?  Most of the Opera Learning Institute sessions will be held in The Juilliard School on the campus of Lincoln Center. (Some sessions will take place at The Metropolitan Opera House and other nearby locations.) 
When is OLI?  Sunday, August 4th - Friday, August 9th 
Professional Development Credits:  All participants are eligible to receive up to 37 hours of NYSED-CTLE Credit. Additionally, P-credits are available for an additional fee via NYC DOE-ASPDP.
Tuition:  $175 (Free for teachers participating in the 2019-2020 Teaching Through Opera program.)
Registration:  An online registration link will be available HERE soon! 
Until then, please send an email expressing your interest to receive information about OLI to or by calling 212.769.7026. 
We accept tuition payment by check, major credit card, or district purchase order.
*Participants who wish to receive P-Credit must register for this course via ASPDP.* 

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