School Outreach

Napa Valley College Music Youth Initiative

Each year Napa Valley College arts education and outreach programs introduce over 5,000 students to the power of music and theater through Student Matinees, and on- and off-campus performances.

2015 Student Matinees

Once On This Island
April 15, 16, 20 and 21 at 10am

A Musical / Book and Lyrics By LYNN AHRENS / Music By STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Based on the novel My Love, My Love by ROSA GUY

Directed by JENN RUYGT/ Musical Direction by DR. EVE-ANNE WILKES/Choreography by PAM ROGERS

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, from the Tony Award winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Seussical) comes a magical story brought to live by a Caribbean-style score. Once On This Island is a celebration of music, love, hope and life that follows Ti Moune, a young girl on a tropical island, who falls in love with Daniel and is aided by the gods of earth, water and love in her quest to be with him.

Study guide available upon request.

Call 707-256-7500 to check availability and schedule your class day for attending Student Matinees.

  • Student Matinee Performances annually reach more than 1,000 students and teachers through weekday performances of Napa Valley College Theater for Young Audiences productions. While tickets are regularly $20-25 each, students and teachers pay only $10 to attend.
  • On and off-campus touring has reached schools and on-campus organizations, such as the annual NVC Scholarship Ceremony, and NVC Foundation events, along with the annual Carmichael Community Band Festival and Napa City Nights Concerts.
  • School Partnerships have provided thousands of young people with the opportunity to perform in music presentations at Napa Valley College.
  • Coming in 2015, a new program designed for high school students to begin the college portion of their careers with college level music classes. More to come!


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