International Arts Adventures

2015 is an exciting year for Opera Ignite’s Founding Director, Christina Farrell!

Christina worked in Singapore from June 21-July 5 on behalf of the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts. Along with Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artists, Paige Hernandez and Terlene Terry-Todd, Christina led professional development sessions for early childhood teachers, teaching artists trainings, a preschool classroom residency and a family performance. This exciting initiative was conducted in collaboration Singapore National Arts Council and the Early Childhood Development Agency. It was an exciting opportunity to share arts-integration strategies with colleagues in Singapore and to learn from the innovative arts programming that is being offered.

In Oct-Nov, Christina will lead a preschool classroom residency in Rajkot, India through the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts. For two weeks, she will conduct arts-integrated lessons with 125 children ages 3-6 and support teachers in using music and drama strategies in the classroom. Christina will be sharing highlights of this trip via blog posts in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s India in Focus festival… more information to come!

IMG_9216 Christina Farrell leads welcome song with kindergarten children in Singapore

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Singapore Teaching Artists develop an arts-integrated lesson plan

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