Opening Nights is committed to fulfilling our mission to provide extraordinary experiences that educate, inspire and connect diverse audiences on and off campus. Our series of campus and community educational programs provide students and the community engaging opportunities with world-class performers through master classes, workshops, school tours, Q&As, and panels at no cost.

For more information on educational opportunities, contact Calla MacNamara at or 850.644.2469.

Sons of Serendip

February 8, 2024

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Dance Theatre of Harlem hosted two masterclasses the day before their much anticipated public performance. Hosted at the FSU School of Dance, students from FSU, Tallahassee Ballet and Ballet Arts Conservatory of Tallahassee got on point with two dancers from the company. For the public performance, all participants from the masterclass and other local organizations, […]

Tartan Terrors

The Tartan Terrors were in full force when they visited Tallahassee in April. Before their public performance, members of the group visited Apalachee Tapestry School of the Arts to play their music, danced and taught the students about different instruments from around the world. They introduced them to the history behind wearing kilts, from the […]

Lana Shuttleworth

Lana Shuttleworth visited the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship to engage with our future business leaders from various majors and minors on campus. She highlighted her work and hit home the message that entrepreneurs come in all different shapes, sizes and forms. “The Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship is thrilled to be working with Opening […]

Robin Spielberg

Pianist Robin Spielberg spent most of her time in Tallahassee lecturing and talking with our TCC and FSU students and faculty. From art therapy majors to emerging actors, Spielberg highlighted her knowledge and various talents to impact students across various disciplines. As a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company, Spielberg successfully executed an intense […]


Pilobolus hosted a fast-paced master class at the FSU School of Dance. They led 25 students through a rehearsal-like warmup that included “an improvisational warmup, movement-based problem solving, and collaborative thinking tasks” before the Opening Nights public performance on Valentine’s Day. Pilobolus teaching artist and master class leader, Nate Buchsbaum, is an alumnus from FSU […]

Charlie Albright

Professor Heidi Louise Williams, with her colleagues and piano performance majors from the Keyboard Area joined Charlie Albright onstage at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall for a master class. Students received valuable interpretive insights from the artist and were also coached on the art of improvisation. A wholehearted thank you to Charlie Albright for inspiring us […]

Sons of Mystro

Opening Nights at Florida State University hosted Leon County middle school students for a Sons of Mystro performance on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 10:30 am in FSU’s Opperman Music Hall. Students from Griffin Middle School, Fairview Middle School and Fort Braden School as well as Arts magnet students from Augusta Raa Middle School had the […]