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Fall Co-op offerings!

Posted by Ty Salvant on August 21, 2017 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Here are the offerings for this semester! We're thrilled with all of the options we have this semester. Aside from editing, classes begin tomorrow. It's not too late to sign up. Limited space in Cooking 101, Photography and Sewing.

on momentum...

Posted by Ty Salvant on August 15, 2017 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

"People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy."

-- Tony Robbins

on failure...

Posted by Ty Salvant on August 8, 2017 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

"The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere."

-- Barack Obama

on character development...

Posted by Ty Salvant on August 1, 2017 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."

-- Helen Keller

Required reading: The books that students read in 28 countries around the world

Posted by Ty Salvant on July 29, 2017 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

This compilation of reading assigned to students everywhere will expand your horizons — and your bookshelves.

In the US, most students are required to read To Kill a Mockingbird during their school years. This classic novel combines a moving coming-of-age story with big issues like racism and criminal injustice. Reading Mockingbird is such an integral part of the American educational experience that we wondered: What classic books are assigned to students elsewhere? Click here for more.

Vocal Competition October 14, 2017

Posted by Ty Salvant on July 28, 2017 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Dear Teachers, Students and Faculty:


The Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition will be held Saturday,

Tulane University Dixon Annex Recital Hall.

While that is officially the next school year, we wanted to remind you to share this opportunity with rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors for the academic year 2017-2018, who might be interested in applying for a chance to win $1,000 for their vocal skills.

Approximately 25 Louisiana high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be chosen by the New Orleans Opera Association to participate. Winners will sing three songs in French, German, Italian, with one selection in English (and that selection may be from a musical). (Think operatic not musical theater.) Award for the two first place winners will be $1,000 each (male and female) and second place winners (male and female) will receive $500.

Print out the PDF of the flyer, forward this email, or use the links below to help us spread the word!

We are excited to announce the judges for the Wood Competition:

Kathleen Halm has been praised for her dramatic vocal portrayals of standard spinto soprano repertoire. Her most recent successes have been as the Foreign Princess in New Orleans Opera's production of Rusalka, for which the Times Picayune said "Soprano Kathleen Halm’s Foreign Princess has a villainous bearing and regal voice." She returned to New Orleans Opera's stage as Jade Boucher in Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking the following year.

Amy Pfrimmer has sung professionally across the US, in France, Germany, Canada, and England. Career highlights include appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and Baltimore Choral Arts Society, all in collaboration with the late pianist/composer Dave Brubeck.

Ellen Frohnmeyer holds the Charles Anthony Caruso Distinguished Professorship of Opera, at the Loyola University School of Music in New Orleans. Her private voice students have gone on to prestigious graduate schools, and many now have high school and college teaching jobs all over the country, as well as music therapist appointments at reginal and national hospitals. Many of her students are active in the opera, jazz and pop genres.

Have a great Spring, and we will be back in touch in August!

For more information, contact or

Dr. William M. Mouat

Director of Education

New Orleans Opera Association

935 Gravier Street, Suite 940

New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

Phone: 504.267.9535


Calling all K-5 teachers

Posted by Ty Salvant on July 27, 2017 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Calling all K-5 teachers (and friends or parents who could share this with them)!

Recently Louisiana passed a bill that will require anti-litter and environmental education to be taught in those grades starting this school year. Charter schools are included in this as well.

Keep New Orleans Beautiful is providing a free workshop to give teachers the information and tools they need to make this a successful initiative. Sign up for the class which is on August 26 from 9am- 3pm.

Educating our children about the environment we live in is absolutely vital in order to keep ourselves healthy, have a cleaner city, and a healthier planet.

Please share and sign up!

Let's RIDE Mardi Gras 2018

Posted by Ty Salvant on July 23, 2017 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Here's the link to express interest:

It's Christmas in July

Posted by Ty Salvant on July 19, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Join us next week to make our Celebration in the Oaks Christmas Tree ornaments.

D you have a mumbler?

Posted by Ty Salvant on July 17, 2017 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I have several mumblers and I find it quite annoying. Over the years, I've attempted to address it with no real success. SO, I was thrilled to find these posts on mumbling and will focus on this skill over the next few months.  If you have any other tips, please share... ;