Mark your calendars today for this arts-infused excursion that’s personally designed by and for each of your middle and high school students. It’s an ingenious mixture of learning, symphonic music, and fun-filled discovery to ignite your students’ creative spark.
“What is Celebrate Creativity?”
Definition: A day-long experience offered by the Omaha Symphony and Joslyn Art Museum that is designed by and for middle school and high school students, featuring interactive workshops, gallery tours, and a symphony concert.
“Designed by students?”
After a class is registered by their teacher, students will complete workshop and tour request forms that are then used by symphony staff to create personalized schedules for each student. Middle school students will participate in two workshops and one tour, while high school students will participate in one, more in-depth workshop and one tour.
“What are these workshops?”
We enlist the expertise of local, industry professionals to teach hands-on exploratory sessions in a wide array of subjects, including dance, theater methods, art, tae kwon do, percussion, and media arts, just to name a few.
“And students also get to take a gallery tour and go to a concert?”
Yes, they do! Students get to explore one of Joslyn Art Museum’s galleries under the guidance of a trained docent. Following a brown bag lunch, students get to participate in an innovative Omaha Symphony concert that challenges their notions of art and symphonic music.
Stage Make-Up, Hip Hop Dancing, Improv, Musical Theatre, Joslyn Art Classes, Percussion, Tae Kwon Do, Animation, and more!
*Note: Workshops subject to change.
9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Workshops and Joslyn Tour
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm | Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Omaha Symphony Concert
“A fantastic opportunity that allows for social interaction and collaboration with students from other schools.” –High Ability Learning (HAL) Educator
“This is a great opportunity for our students to learn from working artists in specific content areas that they are not able to explore within our small school's curriculum.”
–Lincoln, NE Educator
• Music: FA 8.4.1/8.4.2/8.4.3, FA 12.4.1/12.4.2/12.4.3
• Visual Arts: FA 8.2.1/8.2.3/8.2.4, FA 12.2.1/12.2.3/12.2.4
• Dance: FA 8.3.1/8.3.2/8.3.3, FA 12.3.1/12.3.2/12.3.3
• Theatre: FA 8.5.2, FA 12.5.2
• Media Arts: FA 8.1.1, FA 12.1.1
Iowa Core Alignment,
• General Music: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7
• Visual Arts: 1 - 6