Whether tapping your toe to a familiar love song at your local library, witnessing the pride and achievement of children in an opera they have created, joining over 2,500 people for a free concert in the Blue Wahoos Stadium, or enjoying a performance from the comfort of your seat in the historic Saenger Theatre, you are experiencing first-hand the positive impact Pensacola Opera makes on our ever-growing community. 

Whether you are a new or seasoned opera-goer, a student or teacher, there are opportunities for you to learn more about this amazing art form. Through its student in-school performances, dress rehearsals, community pop-up performances, and adult learning events, Pensacola Opera’s education and outreach programs bring the joy of opera to more than 40,000 students and adults each season.

Educational Programs

Recognized for excellence by Yale University School of Music and a member of the Kennedy Center Partners In Education, Pensacola Opera’s educational programs have positively impacted students, teachers and administrators for over 15 years.  With an ever expanding repertoire of age-appropriate programs, Pensacola Opera’s Artists in Residence share their joy of opera, enchanting and educating young minds throughout the Gulf Coast.

Summer Opera Camps

Week long summer camp sessions introduce children and teens ages 8-17 to the magic of opera including vocal coaching, dramatic training, audition techniques, and set design. Each camp session culminates in a final performance by the campers, for their friends and families.

Check back in Spring 2019 for information about our Summer 2019 camps.


Invite Pensacola Opera’s Artists in Residence into your classroom for an interactive workshop!

These young, professional singers will share their talent as they perform well-known opera scenes, introduce your students to opera terminology, and discuss their careers. The workshop will close with Q & A from students. Follow up by having your students attend one of our dress rehearsals. This program can be customized to fit within your class schedules.
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Bring opera to your school for free!

We want to help students and teachers recognize that opera is not only fun but a multidisciplinary art form which allows you to explore the arts and its connections across the curriculum. Pensacola Opera seeks to support teachers and parents by offering programs that are designed to align with today’s standards. We also include study guides that that will help your students relate!
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Free Opera Performances

Interested in bringing free opera to your community space? Please contact Cody Martin, Director of Education, at cody@pensacolaopera.com or 850.433.6737.
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Student Dress Rehearsal

Experience the magic of live theatre at its best! Middle and high school student groups may attend our final dress rehearsal in the Saenger Theatre. Tickets are $5 per student and $8 per chaperone (one chaperone is required for every ten students).

 For more information or to attend a Student Dress Rehearsal, contact Cody Martin at cody@pensacolaopera.com.
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From Words to Music

Each year, Pensacola Opera partners with classroom teachers from select schools to incorporate opera into their classrooms by bringing a book to life. Working closely with both classroom and fine arts teachers over the course of a school year, our teaching artists lead teachers through a creative process whereby students generate their own original dialogue and music based on chosen literature.

For more information, follow the link below to contact Cody Martin, Director of Education.

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