Education

We are committed to fostering learning through the arts.

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It's easy to integrate the arts into your classroom!

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 2017-18 Education Recap

Missoula Children's Theatre Cast

Missoula Children's Theatre in Aladdin, August 7-11, Hall Auditorium

  • MCT facilitated a weeklong drama camp for area K-12 students
  • Each day, over 60 campers spent part of the day rehearsing a production of Aladdin and part in workshops hosted by the Missoula Children’s Theatre professionals, as well as Miami students
  • This partnership activity gave the University students a real teaching experience, while the campers learned decision-making, teamwork and dramatic fundamentals through the process of developing a play
The Bundys performing at Uptown Park with audience in sitting in chairs on the lawn

The Bundys, Homecoming, Sept. 15, 2017, Uptown Park

  • Partnership with Miami Activities & Late Night Programming, Enjoy Oxford and the Alumni Association for a performance at Uptown Park as part of Homecoming Weekend.

Robin Spielberg speaking at the Knolls of Oxford with seniors

Robin Spielberg, piano, Oct. 26, 2017, Oxford Community Arts Center

  • Apart of the Oxford Chamber Series, Robin Spielberg performed at the Oxford Community Arts Center
  • This performance was a part of the Ask More. Engage Intentionally, Think Differently. Presidential Series on Inclusivity
  • Robin Spielberg also met with over 300 people ranging from kindergarten aged to elderly talking about her experience with music therapy, performance anxiety, being a composer and spoke about her book “Naked on the Bench”
    • Intro to Art Therapy, ART 149
    • Arts Management Program
    • Principles of Acting, THE 131
    • Music Department Convocation
    • McGuffey Montessori School, K-3rd Graders
    • The Knolls of Oxford Residents
  • After the show the audience enjoyed meeting Robin Spielberg

Matt Haimovitz playing cello at Kroger with people watching him perform in front of Starbucks

Matt Haimovitz, cello, Nov. 13, 2017, Oxford Community Arts Center

  • Matt Haimovitz created a way to serendipitously experience his music by creating a “Moveable Feast” throughout Oxford.  He performed one of the Bach Cello Suites and accompanying overtures at various locations in Oxford
    • Kroger Grocery Store, Deli Section
    • Kumler Chapel
    • Armstrong Student Center atrium
  • Matt Haimovitz taught three master classes with Miami Music Department students prior to his performance.
  • A part of the Oxford Chamber Series, Matt Haimovitz performed at the Oxford Community Arts Center
  • After the show the audience enjoyed meeting Matt Haimovitz
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Two students conversing and writing messages on their skin

Dear World, Dec. 7, 2017, Armstrong Student Center

  • A part of the Ask More. Engage Intentionally, Think Differently. Presidential Series on Inclusivity

  • Presented in partnership with I AM MIAMI and Student Activities and Fraternity and Sorority Life for a day long photo shoot and portrait reveal at the Armstrong Student Center.

  • A community building project in 4 acts, this live storytelling experience portrait shoot created an interactive opportunity for individuals to be heard, for strangers to become friends, and Miami to embrace differences across our campus and community.

VIP Photo Shoot: A broad variety of campus, student and community leaders came together to write their messages to the world on their skin. Portraits were shared immediately via social media to inspire participation.

Workshop: Select students were invited to an in-depth workshop experience that took them into a journaling and reflection process for their photos

Open Photo Shoot: peers assisted participants in determining and writing their messages and then their portraits were made.

Live Photo Reveal Event: Three Miamians shared their moving stories and portrait onstage, followed by a slide show of all the portraits taken.


Members of Las Cafeteras in a classroom talking with Miami students

New Golden Age of Latin Music, Feb. 15, 2018, Hall Auditorium

  • A part of the Ask More. Engage Intentionally, Think Differently. Presidential Series on Inclusivity

  • Las Cafeteras attended the Music Culture & Identity Class in the Latin American Studies program and engaged in an interactive session about the Power of the Storytelling.

  • Members of the bands came out to the lobby after the performance for pictures with audience members

BenDeLaCreme on stage performing to a full audience

BenDeLaCreme Inferno A-Go-Go, Feb. 23, 2018, Hall Auditorium

  • Theatre majors participated in a Q&A about how BenDeLa created her solo show, the history of drag and the drag community culture
  • BenDeLa met with students from Diversity Affairs Council, Spectrum LGBTQ+ group and Miami Activities and Late Night Programming for a reception and photo opportunity
  • The 1809 LGBTQ Alumni group and Miami Alumni Association hosted a meet n’ greet prior to the show bringing together LGBTQ individuals and allies
  • The show was a partnership with Miami Activities and Late Night Programming
Cirque Saloon performing on stage with audience members enjoying dinner at tables

Cirque Éloize, Saloon, Feb. 27, 2018, Millett Hall

  • Guests were treated to Chuck Wagon themed concessions and a communal place on the concourse to enjoy prior to the show

  • For the first time, we offered a “Dinner & Show” opportunity which was a preshow three course dinner on the floor for ticket purchasers

Cast members of Mountaintop posing with Miami University students

LA Theatre Works presents THE MOUNTAINTOP, March 8, 2018, Hall Auditorium

  • A part of the Ask More. Engage Intentionally, Think Differently. Presidential Series on Inclusivity

  • As a partnership with Miami University Libraries and the Walter Havighurst Special Collections, donors were invited to reception and special viewing of Freedom Summer archives at King Library

  • Theatre majors participated in a Q&A about the professional life being an actor and experiences

  • Several members of the audience stayed after the show for a lively post-show discussion about the issues brought up in the performance

  • Diversity Affairs Council partnered with Performing Arts Series to include the performance in their annual Diversity Week of events

  • L.A. Theatre Works performed THE MOUNTAINTOP and afterward the cast held a “talk back” where audience members had the chance to discuss the performance and other topics relevant to the history.

Members of the Dali Quartet doing a masterclass with Miami Students

Dalí Quartet with the Oxford String Quartet, April 9, 2018, Oxford Community Arts Center

  • As a part of the Oxford Chamber Series, the Dali Quartet performed at the Oxford Community Arts Center
  • Oxford String Quartet partnered with the Dali Quartet to perform a rare octet at the show
  • The Dali Quartet performed a preview of the performance The Knolls of Oxford residents and then engaged in a Q&A about themselves and their work
  • The Dali Quartet taught two master classes with two Miami Music Department student quartets
  • After the show the audience enjoyed meeting the Dali Quartet
 Students performing on steel drums
PanFest2018 featuring Liam Teague, April 14, 2018, Millett Hall
  • Miami faculty member Chris Tanner partnered with the Performing Arts Series to present this steel band clinic and performance.
  • Nine steel bands participated in the event and had the opportunity of being a part of the clinic with renowned, Steelpan artist, Liam Teague
  • Participating steel bands included: Miami University, University of Akron, Bowling Green State University, Canal Winchester High School, Clark Montessori High School, Elder High School, Talawanda High School, Toledo School for the Arts, and Divine Steel Community Group

Dancers from Rockin' Road to Dublin teaching dance to young students from McGing Irish Dance School

Rockin' Road to Dublin, April 20, 2018, Hall Auditorium

  • The cast of Rockin’ Road to Dublin conducted a dance workshop with McGing Irish Dance students as well an engaged in a dialogue after the workshop sharing their thoughts on Irish dance competitions, tour life and how to stay healthy while dancing.

  • Partnered with McGing Irish Dancers to do a pre-show performance in the front walkway to Hall Auditorium to demonstrate their skills as Irish Dancers but also show audience members what they had learned during the workshop.

  • Arts Management students participated in a Q&A with the creators/producers of Rockin’ Road to Dublin with questions ranging from how the Rockin’ Road to Dublin contract was developed, how did the producers manage the cast, per diem and salary questions, how they balance tour life and families, as well as asking about how to market and promote the show.

  • After the show the audience enjoyed meeting the world-champion dancers of Rockin' Road to Dublin

 

Ira Flatow on stage in front of a full audience

Science Friday, Live, April 21, 2018, Hall Auditorium

  • A partnership with the President's Office

  • Miami University scientists shared their expertise on the live taping of Science Friday which later aired on the national radio program "Science Friday." 

  • Miami University students had the opportunity to present undergraduate research to Science Friday host, Ira Flatow
  • Miami University Glee Club performed musical interludes during the live taping of Science Friday
  • After the show the audience enjoyed meeting the Miami science superstars in the lobby and learning more about their research

Past Outreach

Children at Bogan Elementary with Kevin Spencer
Kids at Bogan Elementary practicing magic tricks

Brushy One String at Talawanda Middle School
Brushy One String at Talawanda Middle School

Residency activities with Kevin Spencer at the Knolls of Oxford
Illusionist Kevin Spencer visiting the Knolls of Oxford

Child at Kramer Elementary mastering a magic trick
Child at Kramer Elementary mastering a magic trick

Kevin Spencer residency outside at McGuffey Montessori School
Children at McGuffey Montessori are treated to a magical demonstration

Missoula Children's Theater Drama Camp group shot
Fun at the Missoula Children's Theatre Drama Camp