As a result of her successful collaborations and community engagement initiatives at The University of Texas at El Paso, Cherry Duke offers a presentation at the 2024 National Opera Association conference.


All Together Now: Opera as a Vehicle for Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Community Engagement

Cherry Duke, presenter

Opera and the stories we tell can facilitate rewarding and unexpected partnerships both on and off campus. Partnerships with disparate university programs and community groups support greater visibility for your program, meaningful audience development, and greater respect for our art form. Such events can also serve as meaningful DEI initiatives, promoting under-represented works/creators, and developing new audiences. This session will explore methods and best practices for collaborations, interdisciplinary events, community engagement, unexpected sources of support, and more.