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.

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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Arts Advocate Award

The Opening Nights Arts Advocate Award presented by VyStar Credit Union 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.
Arts Advocate Award

Education Committee
and Resources

Opening Nights and the Opening Nights in Class K-12 Resource Committee 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.
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