Opening Nights is committed to growing our mission to provide our campus and local communities with educational and entertaining experiences. Our series of campus and community educational programs provide students and the community with once-in-a-life time opportunities through master classes, workshops, school tours, Q&As, and panels with world-class performers at no cost. Each event is custom-selected to educate, illuminate and inspire.

For more information on educational opportunities, contact Calla MacNamara at cmacnamara@fsu.edu or 850.644.2469.


Mimi Herman

October 12, 2018

Glenis Redmond

October 12, 2018


Teachers Learn Dance Moves for Math Lessons

Opening Nights and Leon County Schools teamed up to offer about 40 elementary and middle school teachers a creative new tool to teach math, in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program. Stacy Weaver, a performing arts teacher who leads the dance program at Raa Middle School in Tallahassee, said she […]

SASC Students Are Inspired by Mnozil Brass

Austrian brass septet Mnozil Brass performed for students at the School of Arts and Sciences at The Centre on Friday, March 2, 2018. The founding members of the ensemble are graduates of the renowned Vienna College of Music. Their formal training, combined with their Viennese style of humor, made for an insightful and educational performance […]

Fort Braden Students Enjoy Supplemental Performing Arts Education

Feb. 26, 2018 Opening Nights at Florida State University provided 320 Fort Braden students with a unique music educational performance in February. Fourth through eighth grade students enjoyed music while learning about Latin culture and music from Orkesta Mendoza, one of the touring bands of globalFEST on the Road: The New Golden Age of Latin […]

Echoes of Nature by Dr. Nan Liu & Haiqiong Deng

North Florida – School Tour November 3, 15 & 17 Echoes of Nature introduced traditional Chinese art and music to people from other cultures. Dr. Nan Liu is the associate art professor at Florida A&M University. Award-winning zheng master Haiqiong Deng is the director of Chinese Music Ensemble at Florida State University and has given […]