The purpose of “Opening Nights in Class” is to educate, illuminate and inspire students of all ages on and off FSU’s campus.
Opening Nights at Florida State University is committed to providing our campus and the Big Bend area with educational and engaging opportunities so that students and residents can enjoy cultural activities. Our series of educational programs provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences through school performances, master classes and workshops with world-renowned performers at no charge to participants.
Opening Nights in Class: Black Violin Summary — 1 violin, 1 viola; 16,000 total students; 46 K-12 schools, 100 educators, 22 Title 1 schools; 4,780 Title 1 students; 10 special program sites and community centers; 8 exceptional student education (ESE) programs, 580 special needs students served in partnership with FSUCard; 5 counties served (Leon, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, and Jefferson; sponsored by Centennial Bank.
Educational Programs & Master Classes
Arts education is central to Opening Nights’ mission. We provide meaningful experiences to students of all ages on and off Florida State University’s campus. Sponsorships make possible this broad offering of arts programs for students in the community. Master classes provide students the opportunity to work one-on-one with artists to learn and gain experience.
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Past Educational Programs
Past events that serve our campus and community by providing students and teachers with once-in-a-life time educational opportunities through master classes, workshops, school tours, Q&As, and panels with world-class performers.
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Opening Nights and Florida Center for Reading Research work closely with our visiting artists to meet the educational needs of our diverse school communities by creating materials so teachers and students can continue learning in the classroom before and after the performance.
Arts Advocate Award
The Opening Nights Arts Advocate Award recognizes education professionals that establish exemplary support for arts education in their school to impact as many students as possible through partnerships with Opening Nights in Class programming or other local arts organizations.
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