Adult Education in the Community

Opera is all around our community, schools, and neighborhoods. Here are some local opera resources in the Philadelphia area:

Penn State Abington presents informative opera programs mirroring the Opera Philadelphia season. Moderated by Penn State Professor Emeritus of Integrative Arts Dr. Moylan Mills, the talks provide a thorough background on Opera Philadelphia productions with highlights from excellent performances on DVD.

All programs are presented in the 112 Woodland Building at Penn State Abington and include discussion, film and refreshments. For more information, please contact Regina Broscius at abingtonculturalarts@psu.edu, visit www.abington.psu.edu/CA or call 215-881-7800.

Settlement Music School offers music lessons to children and adults alike. If you've ever wanted to learn how to sing, play an instrument, contact Settlement Music School. With branches throughout the greater Philadelphia area, there's a Settlement Music School near you! For more information, call the main branch at 215-320-2600, or visit Settlement's web site at www.smsmusic.org.

Darlington Arts Center offers private instruction and group classes for opera lovers, including Intro to Opera Scenes and Ensembles for teens and adults. Students perform short opera excerpts appropriate to their level of singing. Learn about operatic repertoire, musical styles, and more. Darlington also offers private lessons. For more information call 610-358-3632, or visit their web site: www.darlingtonarts.org