Friends of Education

Friends of Education

“In America, we do not reserve arts education for privileged students or the elite. Children from disadvantaged backgrounds, students who are English language learners, and students with disabilities often do not get the enrichment experiences of affluent students anywhere except at school.” – Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Piedmont Opera is dedicated to taking a leadership role in artistic training, arts education, and audience development in the Greater Piedmont Triad. We invite our patrons and donors to become engaged in supporting our traveling opera that is in conjunction with the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute. Your gift—at any level—helps the Company keep opera in the schools. Piedmont Opera and the A.J. Opera Institute travel to schools across North Carolina to give students a taste of opera while teaching important moral lessons. The opera is performed by graduate level students at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Students are working on professional degrees in opera and many of them have performed with professional opera companies throughout the United States. The cost of this performance is $100 per performance. To sponsor a school, please contact Piedmont Opera.