Due to COVID-19, these programs may not be currently available. Please see our Virtual Programming options instead or contact for more information.

Explore your creativity through Central City Opera’s workshops designed exclusively for students and educators. Methods and curriculum apply to grades K-12. To request more information on a specific workshop, please contact Emily Murdock at


In partnership with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, this four-day virtual workshop trains teachers on how to create original music theater stories with their students.

FEE: $100/teacher.

Two (2) graduate credits from the University of Colorado at Boulder are available for an additional $160. Check back for more information.



Bring existing curriculum to life and empower your students to set their own stories to music with Music! Words! Opera! Nothing jumpstarts kids’ creative juices like the opportunity to write and perform their own musical story. The process of researching/scripting a story and writing/composing lyrics and music develops problem-solving and team skills while providing practical applications of core disciplines like math, reading/writing and social studies. Experienced teaching artists are available to assist in applying methods from Opera America’s Music! Words! Opera! curriculum. Available virtually or in-person. Multi-week timeline can be customized.

FEE: Varies (starting at $500). Scholarships available.

The experience of building an opera and performing it was life changing for many of my fifth grade students.
Music Teacher

Southmoor Elementary


Producing opera requires knowledge and experience from many different fields. Call on Central City Opera’s Teaching Artists to help augment your curriculum in STEM subjects, music, dance, theater and world languages. Students gain confidence and technique in workshops or master classes in singing, instrumental music, composition, stagecraft, movement or any other related activity. Master classes can include a short performance by artists followed by individual or group coaching.

Two popular STEM workshops are Science of Singing (led by a Doctor of Singing) where students watch and experience how sound waves and harmonics are produced and manipulated by the human voice and Cooking and Fractions (led by a CCO orchestra musician who is a chef) where students apply various math techniques to recipes and discover how bodies are instruments that need to be fueled.


Teaching Artist Ruth L. Carver leads students in grades 7-12 through yoga workshops designed to enhance students’ understanding of the mind/body/spirit connection and confidence in unleashing their own authentic voice and increase awareness of alignment and posture. Workshops can be customized to students’ needs. Available through a video conferencing platform for classes up to 15 students.

FEE: $150 per class. Scholarships available.

Thank you to the Xcel Energy Foundation for their generous support of our Education and Community Engagement programs!