About Us

Our Mission

The mission of Outreach at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) is to provide the community with access to CTSA's arts resources.

Over the past several years, CTSA has enhanced its social and community engagement through various programs, as well as through projects designed to provide access to our school’s arts resources.  We partner with local schools and arts organizations to share the talents and knowledge of our students, faculty and staff with people of all ages. Composed of several community-minded programs, we introduce children to the arts, prepare middle and high school students for the next step in their arts education, and provide adults with active experimental immersion in the arts to help enrich lives.  

Studies show that adults and young people who are deeply engaged in the arts are more likely to volunteer, vote and are more civic-minded than those who do not actively participate in the arts.  Additionally, students who have intensive arts experiences show better academic achievement than their peers.  CTSA’s Outreach programs support the mission of the school as conduits for community engagement, fostering leadership both in the young artists who participate in them and in the CTSA students and faculty who facilitate them.

 

Our Services
 

  • Creative Connections

We pair CTSA student interns with area educators to collaborate on curriculum-based art projects to K12 students.  Learn more.

  • Summer Academies in the Arts

We offer college and career preparatory intensives in art, dance, drama, music and technology for students to experience what life is like as an undergraduate arts major.  Learn more.

  • Weekend Academies in the Arts

We host day-long events in art, dance, drama and music for middle and high school students to get a better sense of our school's programs through workshops, panels, tours and occasionally shows.  Learn more.

  • Adults in the Arts

We organize special events for our 18+ community looking to further explore the world of visual and performing arts.  Learn more.

  • Tours

We provide tours for groups to get a closer look at our school's facilities and the work we do in creating and innovating.  Contact us.

  • Master Classes

We can schedule master classes with our esteemed faculty that aims to further develop your students' abilities and skills.  Contact us.

  • Special Projects

We partner with area organizations, schools and school districts to develop and support special projects in the arts.  Contact us.

  • Exclusive Opportunities

We offer exclusive opportunities, from viewings of open rehearsals to Q&A sessions to backstage tours, for K-12 students, teachers, and parents/guardians.  Contact us.

  • Customized Programs

​​​​​​​We are keenly interested in supporting our community!  Contact us and we will work with you to develop an experience that best meets your needs, audience and/or budget.

 

Our Staff​​​​​​​

Megan MacDonald Belmonte
Director of Outreach Programs
megan.macdonald@uci.edu

Contact for: Creative Connections, CADE, Special Projects, Exclusive Opportunities, Custom Programs
 

Kaysie José
Programs Coordinator
kjose@uci.edu

Contact for: Summer Academies in the Arts, Weekend Academies, Workshops, Tours

 

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