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Community & Learning

Learn about Houston Grand Opera’s unique initiatives

About Community and Learning

Houston Grand Opera has endeavored to bring its diverse community together through its Community and Learning initiatives since 2007. By providing authentic and enriching experiences through collaborative partnerships with schools, families, community organizations, and curious members of society, Community and Learning explores the intersection between the art of opera and the needs of the people HGO serves. Initiatives include developing new operatic works that resonate thematically with the Opera’s audiences and, each season, offering popular, affordable programs like the Student Performance Series, Opera to Go!, and Storybook Opera in over 100 schools in Houston and throughout Texas.   


CenterPoint Energy
The Elkins Foundation

The Brown Foundation, Inc.
City of Houston through the Miller Advisory Board
William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Kinder Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
OPERA America

The Powell Foundation

Ruth and Ted Bauer Family Foundation
Wells Fargo

Nana Booker and David Lowe/ Booker • Lowe Gallery
Lawrence E. Carlton, M.D., Endowment Fund
The Cockrell Family Fund
James J. Drach Endowment Fund
George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation
Houston Grand Opera Guild
Kinder Morgan Foundation
William E. and Natoma Pyle Harvey Charitable Trust
San Diego Opera
Schwab Charitable Fund
Texas Commission on the Arts

The activities of Houston Grand Opera are supported in part by funds provided by the City of Houston and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

HGOco programs, including Student Performances and HGO’s performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre, are supported through the NEXUS Initiative, which is made possible by:

The Brown Foundation, Inc.
The Wortham Foundation, Inc.

Grand Underwriter


Contact Us

Contact us to learn more, tell us your story, book one of our school programs, attend camp, or get involved!

Mailing Address:

Houston Grand Opera
Attn: Community and Learning 
510 Preston St
Houston, TX 77002

Fax: 713-228-4355

Phone: 713-546-0230


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