Join us for One Voice's OUT in Our Schools program culminating with a concert on the morning of January 11 at Augsburg University. Our FREE school engagement program includes:
- Free concert at 9:45am on January 11 at Augsburg University
- Teacher resources, including a copy of Green Card Voices: Immigration Stories from a Minneapolis High School
- Up to 3 optional in-class or after-school workshops utilizing a curriculum designed by Green Card Voices and music from Sanctuary that your students can learn and sing with One Voice in the January 11 concert.
- Optional admissions tour of Augsburg University (after the Jan. 11 concert)
This year, Sanctuary explores the music of immigrants to Minnesota from early Scandinavian immigrants, African Americans arriving through the Underground Railroad, and more recent music of Hmong, Mexican and Somali communities. Several contemporary songs also describe the experience of LGBT people struggling for a place of belonging and finding home through both biological and chosen family.
Sanctuary is presented in collaboration with Green Card Voices, which collects and shares stories of immigrants in their own words, and we are thrilled that several youth storytellers from Green Card Voices will be featured throughout the performance!
Registration deadline: December 8. We have room for 600 students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please keep in mind that transportation is not provided. Sign up early to ensure your place is reserved!
Please register by clicking HERE!
OUT in Our Schools
Now in its 19th year, OUT in Our Schools is a core program of One Voice Mixed Chorus, taking adult chorus members into St. Paul schools to engage students in learning and performing choral music, exploring diversity to build understanding and awareness, and addressing gender and gender stereotypes.
OUT in Our Schools is curriculum driven, based on the diversity goals set by school districts. Through music and visual arts, One Voice has developed a curriculum to engage students in conversation about gender and gender stereotypes. This curriculum includes materials for teachers, three artist residencies in each school, and a performance combining middle-school youth with One Voice singers.
“At first I felt uncomfortable about singing with gay people, but over time my attitude and maturity developed and we had a great time. Everyone ended up being way cool and extremely nice!” – High school student
This program is innovative in the way it offers adult role models in singing along-side middle school youth and activities to encourage conversation between LGBT adults and youth.
One Voice is committed to always performing “with” rather than “for” students in the OUT in our Schools program and this element has been a highlight for participating students in the program.