Arts Education

Community Engagement

Activities that connect you directly to the artist

Upcoming opportunities include the following. For more information, email Angel Mercier, Arts Education program director, or call her at 913-469-8500, ext. 4221.

Heartland Chamber Music Academy
Heartland Chamber Music is an award-winning student chamber music academy in the heart of Kansas City. Each summer, the Heartland Chamber Music Festival attracts over 100 string and piano students, ages 8-26 from all over the world. Students receive instruction from internationally renowned music faculty and present free summer concerts. The Festivals are an exciting nine days of chamber music, orchestra, master classes, and student, faculty and guest performances. 

Now in its 7th year, the summer festival education portion will take place at the Carlsen Center in partnership with Johnson County Community College's Performing Arts Series, Arts Education Program. Festival performances will be held in the community due to Carlsen Center renovations during the festival. Please check the Heartland Chamber Music website for performance dates, times and locations.

Koresh Dance Company Master Class
January 21, 2017
Traditional Israeli dance or modern dance

Richter Uzur Duo Master Class
February 3, 2017
Guitar and cello

Reception, Nerman Museum Atrium | Docent tours of Native American collection | Lecture/demonstration with ETHEL
February 23, 2017

"The River" Pre-show Talk
Sean M. Daley, associate professor of anthropology
February 24, 2017

February 25, 2017
Modern dance master class with one of the most talked-about young companies in the U.S. The work is athletic, highly physical and passionate, creating a new dance aesthetic.

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra
March 31, 2017
Rick Benjamin, founder and director, will talk about the origins of American traditional music.