With the approval of the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District, we are collaborating with Center Stage Opera to develop, beginning Fall 2014, the beginnings of a versatile children’s choir with strong fundamental musicianship training, vocal technique, ensemble values, and familiarization with a variety of musical genres, including opera, of course. Area of service includes the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District, Santa Clarita Valley, and the Antelope Valley. We are very fortunate to have a community opera company like Center Stage Opera, a unique cultural resource and support for emerging young artists. For more information, visit: www.centerstageopera.org
Accessible here is the original introduction letter for the project to the Acton-Agua Dulce District and Principals. After discussion, the option of opening the project to grades 7 and 8 at the High Desert Middle School in Acton was approved. The schedule for August planning meetings will be posted in July 2014.