Published: October 16th, 2019

Seeking Young Leaders to Join the AZ Youth Arts Council: Deadline October 24th

The Arizona Commission on the Arts invites teen artists and creatives to join the newly established AZ Youth Arts Council, an advisory group that will work to ensure that Arizona’s youth perspective is heard in arts programming and policy. Creative young people between the ages of 14 and 19 who have an interest in the arts are encouraged to apply.


Those selected to represent their community on the AZ Youth Arts Council will:

  • Learn about policy to advocate for equal access to the arts for all young people in Arizona
  • Advise the Arts Commission on grant programs and initiatives that directly affect young people
  • Review issues related to arts and culture programs and services for young people
  • Create arts and media projects highlighting the arts in their communities

Council members will enjoy opportunities to engage with young artists and arts professionals from throughout the state, build creative leadership skills, and gain valuable experience in and knowledge of public policy.

Apply Now!

For More Information Click Here

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Published: October 16th, 2019

Phoenix Conservatory of Music’s College Day

PCM’s 4th Annual College Day 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

*If you have a competition that day, parents are still welcome to attend and get information for their students!


@ Phoenix Conservatory of Music

9617 N Metro Parkway W, Ste. 2112, Phoenix, AZ 85051

2nd Level of Metrocenter Mall, North Side of Mall

All Music Students and Families are encouraged to attend this unique open house to explore college and universities and their music programs specifically. Talk with current music students about what it is like to be a music major. Join our guest schools for a panel about successfully preparing for an audition and the culture of their institutions at 12:30p. Entrance is FREE. This truly unique day gives students direct access to information about the schools of music at colleges and universities like…

  • Berklee College of Music
  • Paradise Valley Community College
  • Musician’s Institute
  • Arizona State University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Glendale Community College
  • Los Angeles College of Music
  • Arizona Christian University
  • University of Colorado Denver

Questions? Email Josh Bennett [email protected] or call 602.353.9900

Flyer: PCM Annual College Day 2019

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Published: October 16th, 2019

La Bohème Student Night at the Opera

To be an aspiring artist in 1830s Paris was to be poor—but happy. When Mimì enters the poet Rodolfo’s apartment in search of a flame to light her candle, the pair ignite a romance that burns brilliantly through the ages. The passion and struggle of Rodolfo and his fellow bohemians come to life in Puccini’s timeless masterpiece, one of opera’s most popular and engaging stories. La Bohème will thrill you with its sweeping melodies and its dramatic love story.

La Bohème (final dress rehearsal performance)

January 22nd, 2020


Symphony Hall, Phoenix


FREE for Title 1 schools/students

$5 for non-title 1 schools/students

$10 for additional chaperone tickets

School or Community Group Registration – https://www.azopera.org/201920-phoenix-student-night-opera

Individual Student, College, or Family Registration – https://tickets.azopera.org/auxiliary/AUXListing.aspx

La Bohème vs. Rent

Did you know the musical RENT is based off the opera La Bohème?! Mimi, Rodger and Rodolfo, Mark and MarcelloLearn about some of the similarities and differences between the two productions by reading this article by Hawaii Opera Theatre. https://www.hawaiiopera.org/news-events/la-boheme-vs-rent-role-comparison/#sthash.r4qMCR1j.U2vfMTtZ.dpbs

For more information:

Questions? Email Cassie Robel at [email protected]

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Published: October 11th, 2019

“Get Fired Up” Registration Closes October 18th

Registration closes on October 18th for the Arizona Art Education Association’s annual conference!

This year’s conference “Get Fired Up” will be held in Prescott Arizona Friday October 25-Sunday October 27th. Think campfire in autumn! Register today for:

  • another popular art camp format featuring a saggar pit firing, and an aluminum pour with our keynote artist, John Tuomisto-Bell
  • spending time connecting, learning, and laughing with art educators from across Arizona
  • expanding your teaching practice with multiple new and exciting techniques, processes and current best practices through hands-on workshops and lectures

Register Here

For more information: Get Fired Up- Registration Closing Soon Flyer!

Questions? Email Tracy Perry [email protected]

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Published: October 4th, 2019

Indigenous Peoples Day Teach-In: Teachrock Resources

On October 15, join educators nationwide and guide your students beyond mythology and toward a restorative history of the Americas by using one of the free, engaging, standards-aligned lesson plans detailed below and available at www.teachrock.org/indigenouspeoplesday.

Then share your work! Post a photo, story, or a short video commentary to the TeachRock Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/teachrock.org) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/teachrock) and include the tags #indigenouspeoplesday, #indigenouspeoplerock and #TeachRockRumble.

Did you adapt a TeachRock lesson or write your own? Share it to @AFTUnion’s @sharemylesson #AFT #SML.

View Suggested Lesson Plans on the IndigenousPeoplesDayTeachInFlyer

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Published: October 3rd, 2019

FREE Professional Development for Educators at the Musical Instrument Museum


Explore new ideas in your classroom at the Musical Instruments Museum. This January and February the Musical instrument is offering professional development classes on Saturdays completely free to educators. Put these events on your calendar and register today!


Build Early Skills Through Music

Saturday, January 11, 2020  |  10:00 a.m.–noon

Free for educators Musical play enhances development in young children. Early childhood (from birth through age 8) educators will learn how to engage students in observation, discussion, and play based on MIM’s collection.

STEM For Early Childhood New in 2019–2020!

Saturday, January 11, 2020  |  1:00 p.m. –3:00pm

Free for educators STEM learning in early childhood can begin with music. Early childhood (from birth through age 8) educators will learn how to engage students in scientific exploration, observation, investigation, and analysis with the use of play and age-appropriate STEM projects related to musical instruments in MIM’s collection.

Create a Global Classroom

Saturday, February 15, 2020  |  10:00 a.m.–noon Free for educators Learn new, musical ways to bring culture into the classroom. Engage students in grades 3–12 through games, projects, and writing and discussion prompts that will empower them to investigate material culture from the museum’s collections. Focus: Mexican Banda, Yaqui Pascolas, and Central African cultural symbolism.

STEM: An Introduction to Musical Electronics New in 2019-2020!

Saturday, February 15, 2020  |  1:00–3:00 p.m.

Free for educators

Electronics are indispensable in both the music industry and daily life. Discover fun and engaging ways to introduce students in grades 3–12 to the basic concepts of electronics and magnetism that are used in musical instruments throughout MIM’s collections. No prior experience is necessary.

Educators can register at: https://mim.org/professional-development/professional-development-registration-form/

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Published: September 30th, 2019

Heard Museum Educator Events



Learn about the Heard Museum’s resources for K–12 educators and enjoy a demonstration of basket-making traditions with artist August Wood from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. See how traditional techniques are used to weave natural desert materials into intricate baskets, and make a coiled basket that you can create with your students!

The first 35 people to check into  the event on Oct 12. will have an opportunity to make a coil basket with materials that can be used with K-12 students!

Professional development certificates provided. Must be a K–12 educator to attend. Space is limited!

Event Details

Saturday, October 12 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Heard Museum Campus

Location: Monte Vista Room Fee: FREE


School Tour

Give your students an opportunity to experience David Hockney’s Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry  which, highlights the impact that Yosemite has had over time and space on artistic production, from the valley’s original Indigenous inhabitants to one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Book Today!

Questions? Email the Heard Museum Education Department at [email protected]

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Published: September 30th, 2019

AzDEO 35th Annual High School Dance Festival

Register Now for the 35th Annual High School Dance Festival!!

DATE: Feb 22, 2020  

azdeo.org under events

LOCATION: Camelback High School. 4612 N 28th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

REGISTRATION FEES: Fees are per school!

Early (Payment Postmarked by 1/15/2020):

$175 for AzDEO/NDEO Members

$250 for non-members

Regular: (1/16/2020-1/31/2020) 

$225 for AzDEO/NDEO members

$300 non-members

Late Reg: (2/1/2020- 2/21/2020):

Same fee as regular but no option to perform or to purchase t-shirts.

ADJUDICATION: $20 for AzDEO/NDEO members; 25 for non-members

VIDEO: $25 for AzDEO/NDEO members and $35 for non-members.

PAYMENT: All checks and Purchase Orders should be made out to AzDEO. Schools must be an institutional member to qualify for member registration cost.


  1. 30 days prior to event – full refund
  2. 2 weeks prior- 50% refund
  3. 1 week prior- only adjudication, DVD, and t-shirt refunds only.
  4. Under 5 days – absolutely NO refund!

MAIL PAYMENTS TO: Arizona Dance Education Organization State Dance Festival PO BOX 60152 Phoenix, AZ 85082-0152

Fill out your purchase orders NOW!! Registration and class availability is on a first come, first served basis, so please register on-line and mail your registration fee ASAP. Once fees (check or P.O.) have been received, you will be officially registered for classes.

To register and for more details, go to azdeo.org, under events.

Questions? Contact Lynn Monson at [email protected]

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Published: September 20th, 2019

“Kids Safe Online” Cyber Security Calendar Competition

Public, Private, and home schooled students in Grades K-12 are invited to participate for a chance to have their artwork displayed in the 2020-2021 Cyber Security Calendar. Entries should feature original artwork illustrating the safe use of the Internet and/or mobile devices.

Entry forms are to be postmarked or received electronically by ​December 13, 2019. ​Winners will be  announced in January 2020 and will also be entered in the federal calendar contest.

Cyber Security Calendar Rules 2020-2021

Cyber Security Calendar Entry Form 2020-2021

*Photo: Miyu- 11th Grade | Arizona Overall Winner | Cibola High School


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