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National Arts in Education Week 2017

Arts in education is worth celebrating! This week (9/10-9/17/2017) is National Arts in Education week – a great time to reflect on the impact of the arts on children across the country. But arts education has also changed the lives and work of the artists that foster learning experiences. Hear how educational experiences have shaped …read more

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PNC Circle of Excellence Conference

What are the most important skills you bring to your job? Creativity? Critical Thinking? Communication? Collaboration? On June 9, Christina Farrell was a featured presenter at the PNC Circle of Excellence Conference in Tampa, FL where she described how Opera Ignite helps preschoolers develop these critical 21st century skills through Arts-integrated STEAM programs supported by PNC …read more

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Theater for the Very Young

What do babies get out of theater? Opera Ignite’s Founding Director, Christina Farrell, shared insights about theater for the very young with WESA’s Erika Beras. “Children that age are exploring the world through all of their senses,” Farrell said. “They don’t have the language capabilities yet, so they explore through touch, through sound, by moving through …read more

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Global Problems Global Solutions – 4/10/15

Opera Ignite, in partnership with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, will present at LaRoche College’s Global Problems Global Solutions conference on April 2015. In the morning, Founding Director Christina Farrell will join representatives from Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and PNC Grow Up Great to discuss the Buzzword Pittsburgh initiative. Buzzword Pittsburgh is aimed to help address the …read more