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New Digital Arts Education Resources Now Available

Posted On Feb 3, 2021, 21:07 PM by Kathleen Lawler Hustead
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Steven Williams, Head of Design and Production at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) 

At Omaha Performing Arts we are dedicated to bringing the best of Broadway, jazz, dance and so much more to educators and students – wherever and whenever they are learning. Here's a list of new digital arts education programs and free resources available this semester. 

Nebraska High School Theater Academy
Statewide program celebrates and supports musical theater education for grades 7-12. Sign up here for access to:

  • Virtual workshops led by Broadway artists and industry experts.
  • Adjudication of musicals, plays and one-acts by local professionals.
  • Awards and performance opportunities at Tony Awards®-style showcase outdoors at the Holland Center on June 7.
  • Broadway League’s national Jimmy Awards competition this summer.

Student Matinee Series
K-12 school groups are invited to register here to watch a free virtual performance by Grammy Award®-winning music group, Ranky Tanky. Available on demand starting February 15. Study guide included.

Theater Essentials Online
Video lessons and worksheets on acting, voice, technical theater, directing and more led by local theater professionals. New videos added monthly for middle and high schools. Sign up here to watch now.  

Jazz Academy
Offers variety of free jazz education resources – teachers and students in grades 6-12 are invited to:

  • Register here to participate in the virtual jazz ensemble led by professional teaching artists.
  • Sign up here to access video lessons focused on core jazz instruments with worksheets and listening guides.

Musical Explorers
Carnegie Hall program builds basic music skills in the elementary classroom as students learn songs from different cultures. Register here to receive:

  • Curriculum book with lesson plans, worksheets, and CD’s all tied to state standards.
  • Teacher training webinar on how to easily incorporate lessons in any classroom is available now. 
  • Virtual year-end concert available on demand starting May 4.
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