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Now scheduling schools for Spring 2022
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When Mission Opera Executive & Artistic Director, Dr. Joshua R. Wentz, began his work at Mission College in Sylmar, CA, he found that many students taking music courses lacked foundational knowledge that so many other, more privileged students get. Many had never been in a choir or had never had music classes in school before. That's why Wentz founded Mission Opera with a major focus on bringing opera and musical theater arts to local schools and to the Santa Clarita community at large.

In addition to producing our mainstage season, we engage with our community through education and outreach bringing our unique program, BOXTOP OPERA™, to schools in underserved communities where music programs are marginalized and student access to opera is limited.


BOXTOP OPERA™ is a 45-50 minute show with three singers, a pianist and a box of costumes and props that helps children learn about opera in a fun and engaging way. We also host a special, online educational series for instrumentalist students (band and orchestra), as well as vocal students (choir and theater).



  • What programming will work best for my students?

We are happy to talk through programming options with you! Please email us at to get more details on any of our offerings. We have programs available for all ages and grade levels.


  • How long is a Mission Opera 'Boxtop Opera' Education Program?


Our programs are approximately 45-50 minutes in length and fit within a typical class period. Some programs are presented in a series format, with multiple sessions over several days.

  • What are the prices for a Mission Opera 'Boxtop Opera' Education Programs?


Each outreach costs $1,000 and may be subsidized by a limited amount of grant funding that we have available, especially for underserved schools and communities. We are always willing to work with schools on pricing.

  • I would like to connect your programming to our curriculum. Is that possible?


Absolutely! Our education staff and teaching artists will work with you to integrate content into the lessons. We have programs that have been specifically designed to align with content standards and are happy to collaborate with you!

Want to learn more about how to bring 'Boxtop Opera' to your school or community center? Contact Meagan Carlson at TODAY!


Does your company value the arts? Does 'Boxtop Opera' and music education seem like something your business could support? We want to partner with you to help build your commitment to the arts through sponsorship. Be a part of bringing opera education into our arts-starved schools.


VERISMO - $10,000+

Sponsor a School District

Ad space in program

Print recognition at events and on supertitles

Named benefactor for a show



BEL CANTO - $5,000-$9,999

Sponsor 6 schools

Invitation to dress rehearsals, company events/parties

Named benefactor for individual artist or director



Sponsor 2 schools

Annual listing on webpage and social media

VIP seating for all shows

Complimentary tickets



Sponsor a single school

Company recognition in print ads & programs

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