Opera is for everyone, and whether you’re an experienced music teacher, a new second-grade teacher, a high school drama teacher or anyone in between, we’d love to teach you about bringing opera to your students by giving you a night at the opera, on us! From private backstage tours to interactive workshops, educators get an engaging introduction to the art form, connect with other educators, and take new resources back to the classroom. Each teacher is invited to stay for the dress rehearsal of the opera immediately following the PD session.

Vocal Music teachers are invited to join us for the Fall 2016 Teachers' Night! For only $10, connect to your inner opera star, gain a deeper knowledge of and appreciation for the art form, and learn how you can use opera to stimulate creativity, curiosity, and discussion in your classroom. 

FALL 2016 
Norma's Vocal Fireworks - Operatic Tips for Your Vocal Class 
Monday, October 3, 2016  6:30 p.m.

Mark Daboll will lead participants through a workshop focusing on how to get the best vocal performance out of your students. Join us as we explore how to sing with your whole body, and how small adjustments can make a big difference.

Mark is a baritone and prominent vocal coach  who divides his teaching between his private studio and University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Westminster College of the Arts (New Jersey), an opera diploma from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a master’s degree in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance from the University of Toronto. In 2011, Mark was certified as a Voiceworks® Associate of Lisa Popeil in Los Angeles, enabling him to teach pop, rock, jazz, R&B, country, and Broadway belting with ease, credibility, and accuracy. He has assisted in the vocal preparation of internationally renowned actors for film and theatre roles; professional opera and broadway singers; solo and choral singers of all ages and styles; and award-winning competitors. Mark Joelson Daboll is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association (CAEA).

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Cost for each Teachers' Night: $10
Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto
Contact: Complete an inquiry form online, or call Vanessa Smith, School Programs Manager at 416-306-2392.

*Programming subject to change.

NEW DISCOUNT FOR OCT MEMBERS! Make any night Teachers' Night with 20% off select mainstage performances! Limit of 4 tickets per season. Some seating and date restrictions. Please call the Box Office at 416-363-8231 for details and to take advantage of this offer. 

Photo: Teachers' Night participants during a tour of the Four Seasons Centre with COC Associate Technical Director Barney Bayliss. Photo: COC, 2013

Programming is subject to change.

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