Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The Youth Opera Program of the Outpost Performance Space
With approximately two decades of legal experience, Albuquerque resident Geoffrey Scovil focuses on habeas corpus law. The sole practitioner at the Albuquerque firm that bears his name, he functions as a leading legal contractor for the State of New Mexico Public Defender Department. Beyond dispatching his professional obligations, Geoffrey Scovil supports Albuquerque’s Outpost Performance Space.
A fine arts organization that hosts various musical and fine arts shows, the Outpost Performance Space was founded in 1988 and is supported through a membership program, advertising, donations, grants, and sponsorships. It also maintains several educational initiatives targeted at children and young adults, including the Youth Opera Program.
Designed for children between the ages of 4 and 14 and originally a part of the Santa Fe Opera outreach initiative, the Youth Opera Program provides a learning environment where youth collaborate to produce a short opera. Children learn a range of skills during the eight-week program, including choreography, costume design, harmonies, and lyrics.