Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Curriculum Classes

Grades 5 - 8
In Memory of Velma Simmons, Arts Educator

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts has specifically designed a series of exciting educational classes for young learners, grades 5-8.

Classes are offered Tuesday through Friday, twice a day at 10am and 12pm, and are intended for school groups (not individual instruction).

Classes and Programs incorporate the National Standards in the Arts: (Music, Dance, and Theater), American History, Geography, Social Studies and Language Arts


Lessons in Music

Jazz Singing
An exciting and fun approach to the art of jazz singing. Taught by a Philadelphia jazz artist, students will be engaged in the art of scat singing and jazz standards and introduced to vocalists from Louis Armstrong to Bobby McFerrin.


Lessons in Theater Arts

American Musical Theater
Warm-up games, singing, acting, and creating are just some of the fun-filled activities in this fast-pace class on American Musical Theater. Students are introduced to the major components of Musical Theater by singing, acting and creating their own original scenes as well as learning about well-known Musical Theater productions.