Arts in Education

Arts in Education is integral to the mission of the Arts Council. Each year, the Arts Council works to foster programs which allow professional artists to enrich the lives of area students through performances, workshops, and master classes. These programs provide opportunities for students to develop their own creativity through personal contact with professional performers. We have scheduled three outreaches for the 2023/2024 season, and all are sponsored by Mead Witter Foundation:

  • October 13, 2023 – Shaun Johnson & The Big Band Experience (Led by Shaun Johnson and intended for band and choir students)
  • November 2, 2023 – The Gatlin Brothers (Larry Gatlin presents a songwriting workshop)
  • March 7, 2024 – How Sweet It Is! (Steve Leslie presents the music of James Taylor to choir students)

Another learning opportunity that The Arts Council provides is for Lincoln High School students who comprise the technical staff for the Performing Arts Center. These students get to meet a variety of professional artists and artist management personnel while they learn the ropes of the industry.

The Arts Council is grateful to be able to offer these opportunities through the generous support of its sponsors and members.

Take a look at some of the outreach opportunities from this and past seasons…

Artrageous – September 29, 2022

Adams-Friendship High School students were presented with “Starry Night” as a thank you for attending the outreach!

The Science of Magic – November 8, 9, and 10, 2022

Nearly 4,000 students attended a total of six outreaches held over three days at the Performing Arts Center. Here are some moments capturing the excitement! Thank you to Mead Witter Foundation, Incourage, John & Judy Steele, The Kumm Family, and Earl & Vivian Haefs for grants to help offset the costs associated with these opportunities!

(Photo credit to Kim Shields)

Each student who attended signed their name to one of five banners as they entered.

David Victor – October 21, 2021

Farewell Angelina – October 19, 2018

Presidio Brass – November 2018

Sammy Miller and The Congregation – January 2019

Kids From Wisconsin – July 2019