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Opera Carolina

Opera Carolina

Opera Carolina, the region’s largest professional opera company, has been providing area students, teachers, and families with not only first-rate performances, but also a wonderful vehicle into their classroom curriculum through its educational programs.  Since 1971, Opera Carolina has been

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Songwriting Residency


Program Description

Opera Carolina’s Songwriting residencies use song analysis and lyric writing to support classroom learning in the English Language Arts while increasing students’ mindfulness by allowing them time to write introspectively and turn their lived or imagined experiences into creative work.  

Students will analyze

  • how the parts of a song fit together to communicate an idea (craft and

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Program Detail

Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Music, Storytelling
Cultural Origin: American, European
Subject: Language Arts, Literacy, Music
Population Served Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

October – June, 2023.

Available times:

Residencies recommended to span between 3-5 visits and are scheduled to fit school’s schedule



Fees / Ticketing:

$750 for 3 visits (up to three 45-minute sessions per visit)

$75 per additional session


NC Standard Course of Study:

Guiding Standards for the Residency


Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.



Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.



Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.


Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.

Craft and Structure:


Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.


Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

NC Essential Standards:

Standards are customized for each residency.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


Available upon request.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation notification must be given at least 3 weeks in advance of residency/workshop.  If less than 3 week notice is given, school may be responsible for partial cancellation fee.