Mosaic Arts Collective mission is to remove barriers, as well as create opportunities for students of color regarding accessibility, and representation in the arts through a collaborative program partnership with the Springfield Little Theatre Education Program, a long-time Springfield “Any Given Child” partner organization. This is accomplished through accessibility to outside the Districts’ instruction through additional learning opportunities in visual art, voice, dance, acting, stagecraft and film. Mosaic has already provided these types instructional enrichment through a diversified production of Moana Jr., as an outside the school day experience by engaging District students in a professionally-staged, performances available to the entire community.
The Missouri State University Director of Opera, Dr. Ann Marie Wilcox-Daehn has initiated an on school site experience serving students in Grades Kindergarten through Grade Six. “Little Red‘s Most Unusual Day, written by John Davies, which features music by Gioachino Rossini and Jacques Offenbach. Supported by University student developed curricular materials designed to assist teachers in preparing students prior to the performances, those materials include District-music-curriculum aligned, vocabulary, stage directions, rhythm, storytelling and voice.