Music, Theatre, Other:(Opera)
Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, College, Lifelong
Areas of Interest:
- Professional Development
- Family Engagement
Christina Farrell is a Master Teaching Artist with the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, an alum of Lincoln Center’s Teaching Artist Leadership Lab, and a member of the National Advisory Council for Teaching Artists Guild. She is an arts integration and early childhood specialist who has worked in classrooms across the US, as well as Singapore, India and Korea. She has provided professional development workshops for organizations including Kennedy Center Education, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Turnaround Arts. She holds a BFA in Vocal Performance from Carnegie Mellon University and an MA in Educational Theatre from NYU. She is the Founding Director of Opera Ignite and is a recipient of the Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship.
Arts Integration Programs
Christina collaborates with classroom teachers to create custom-fit workshops or residencies that meet curricular learning goals (literacy, STEM, SEL, social studies.) Past examples include a fifth grade residency that used drama strategies to examine conflicting points of view regarding the Revolutionary War, and a kindergarten residency in which children used the Six Steps of Engineering to solve problems in storybooks. Christina also builds lessons around performances or works of art to foster deeper personal and learning connections. (How can a modern performance by Japanese drummers help us understand how societies change over time?) She aims to make learning personal, meaningful and fun for both students and teachers!
This program is adaptable for Virtual Learning.