2022-23 Season

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Horizons Matinee Series

The mission of the Horizons program of UW-Whitewater's Young Auditorium is to support the curriculum of schools by providing culturally diverse programs for K-12 students. This will be accomplished by:

  • Cultivating a lasting appreciation of the performing arts among young people through performances and hands-on, interactive outreach opportunities
  • Offering culturally diverse programming that address the common core curriculum
  • Supporting teachers through professional development opportunities in the arts

Our vision is that every K-12 student in the auditorium's service region will attend a Horizon's performance and participate in an outreach event each school year. Young Auditorium's Horizons program will serve as a model professional development provider for arts in education.

National Endowment for the Arts

The Horizons School Matinee Series and arts education outreach programming is funded cooperatively by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, participating schools, grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board, Dorothy Remp Elmer Children's Arts Outreach Endowment, and a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in addition to various public and private institutions. Young Auditorium is a non-profit organization under Section 115 of the Internal Revenue Code. 

Kennedy Center

John F. Kennedy Center Partners in Education ProgramThe Young Auditorium and School District of Janesville are members of the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, D.C. Selected because of their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts, the Partnership Team participates in collaborative efforts to make the arts integral to education. Professional development workshops and courses are offered in arts integration throughout the school year.  Please explore our website for a complete listing of professional development opportunities.