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Givonna Joseph

Ms. Givonna Joseph, mezzo-soprano, and Founder, Director of "OperaCreole", was most recently heard in New Orleans Opera's "Opera On Tap". She was "Lily" in the 2010 production of New Orleans Opera's "Porgy and Bess.” She was featured in the Times Picayune in August of 2011, and has performed as a soloist and professional chorister with New Orleans Opera, the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans, and Houston Grand Opera.

An award winning arts educator and music therapist, Ms. Joseph is currently a Master Teaching Artist with Young Audiences of New Orleans, and is performer with New Orleans Opera's MetroPelican program. Prior to Katrina she served five years as Director of Education for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.  

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Harmony has a definition in music, but more importantly in relationship building and conflict resolution. This program shares through musical experiences what it means to be "in harmony" with each other and how people have used music to communicate.

Marian Anderson's concert at the Lincoln Memorial sponsored by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt set America on a new path to freedom and justice. This program pays tribue to the civil rights icon who forged a path for artists in the operatic field today.

Ms. Joseph takes a fresh look at music from a neurological, physiological,mathematical and cellular perspective. This workshop is helpful to any teacher who wants to integrate music into the classroom curriculum.

This journey through 19th and 20th Century New Orleans focuses on the musical contributions of free people of color to opera and classical music. Opera had a great influence on Jazz fathers like Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong.

The Language of Opera is a program designed to connect students to the art form of opera, and to foster a more intimate relationship with language arts by writing their own mini opera.

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