A Free Virtual Education Series…



TUNE IN LIVE! As part of a career-preparedness series, learn about the entertainment industry and the different opportunities available to those inspired by the arts! From performing on stage to production and management, there is a lot more to learn than meets the eye as an audience member. This series will consist of performers and professionals that represent many genres and those who make it happen.

Meet the Expert will provide an eye opening opportunity to understand the everyday practices of professionals in the theater world. The sessions are aimed towards students of all ages. Meet the Expert aims to reach a new age bracket, not normally served by STARS, reaching out to middle and high school students with insightful information for career development or inspiration.

The VPAC will present artists and professionals who will lead a 45-60 minute session where they talk about their career, combined with a presentation or performance and live Q&A.

Where: A Zoom livestream event – enjoy it from your home or classroom
What: An educational session exploring the many opportunities in the entertainment industry
When: Select Wednesday’s at 1:00pm MST, each session will last approximately 40-60 minutes
Who: The series is designed for students of all ages
Cost: Free and limited to the first 500 students
Register: Register required and tune in live with below zoom links

…The final cut and what you see on stage is just the tip of the iceberg!

THERE ARE NO UPCOMING EVENTS IN THIS SERIES. Stay tuned as we announce more information on educational programs.


Join the Vail Performing Arts Academy and YouthPower365 at the Vilar Performing Arts Center for the second session of STAR Pwr, beginning October 28!

Don’t miss this great opportunity for some out-of-home educational enrichment on Wednesdays. Students Grade 6 and up will learn everything they ever wanted to know about theater including: improvisational skills, acting, dancing, audition tips, stage orientation, public speaking and most importantly – unscripted fun!

STAR Pwr Session 2 Details:
WHEN: Wednesdays (Oct. 28 – Nov. 18) from 9am-12pm
WHERE: at the Vilar Performing Arts Center
COST: $100 for this 4-week session*

*Scholarships are available. Please contact Melissa Wills (mwills@vvf.org) if you are interested in a program scholarship.

Learn more at: www.youthpower365.org/program/star-pwr
Register at: https://youthpower365.ce.eleyo.com/course/10/star-pwr-20-21/star-pwrhr


In Eagle County, more than 8,000 students each year are given invaluable exposure to the performing arts through the Vilar Performing Arts Center’s S.T.A.R.S. programming (Support The Arts Reaching Students). It provides the basis for a life of enjoyment and understanding of a wide array of performing arts disciplines, often for youth who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity. Pat and Pete Frechette were instrumental in the creation of the S.T.A.R.S. program, which was founded in 1998 and has provided thousands of Eagle County youth with free or affordable opportunities to experience age-appropriate performing arts, often via school field trips to matinee shows. The S.T.A.R.S. program brings approximately 20 shows a year to the VPAC. The programming is educational and entertaining, oftentimes integrating with teachers’ lesson plans and sometimes providing a platform for discussion of pertinent childhood issues such as bullying, cultural awareness or how to deal with challenging homework.

**Due to current school and bus travel limitations the 2020-2021 schedule has been rescheduled for the 2021-2022 school year, more information will be announced as available.**

The STARS Series is underwritten by the Frechette Family Foundation.  Vail Daily: “STARS Program receives $1 million endowment from Frechette Family Foundation

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