Learn & Engage

K-12 Programs

Providing Access to the Arts

Northrop proudly engages students in meaningful experiences that expand their worldview and provide the hope and joy the arts offer through its K-12 matinee program. The program provides students and educators high-quality and affordable arts programming with expanded access online and flexible on-demand options that fit school schedules. Each performance is augmented with additional study materials that meet learning standards, as well as resources to guide students about arts performances. Please note that all in-person student matinees will have reduced seating capacity to allow spacing between classes in the theater. 

2021-22 Matinees

Marching Band matinee page

Northrop and University of Minnesota School of Music Present

Student Matinee: 60th Annual Marching Band Indoor Concert

Fri, Nov 19, 10:30-11:30 am
In-person
Available on-demand Nov 29-Dec 22
Recommended for Grades 3-12

Three female dancers perform together in front of an orange background.

Northrop Presents

Student Matinee: Dance Theatre of Harlem

Thu, Jan 27, 2022, 10:30-11:30 am CT
In-person and Livestream
Available on-demand through Feb 4, 2022

Recommended for Grades 5-12

Ragamala student matinee event page

Northrop Presents

Student Matinee: Ragamala Dance Company

Fri, Feb 25, 2022, 10:30 am-11:30 am CT 
In-person and Livestream
Available on-demand through Mar 4, 2022
Recommended for Grades 5-12

Third Coast matinee event page

Northrop Presents

Student Matinee: Third Coast Percussion with Movement Art Is

Apr 29, 2022, 10:30 am-11:30 am CT 
In-person and Livestream
Available on-demand through May 6, 2022
Recommended for Grades 5-12

Student Matinee Highlights

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In person

$3.50 per person

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On demand

$25 per classroom
$5 per homeschool

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Study materials

that meet MN ELA Anchor Standards

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Q&A sessions

with the artists

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Programming specific to K-12 students

by world-class artists

Access To Arts Education Matters

  • Research shows that children who study the arts demonstrate stronger overall academic performance, helping to produce creative thinkers that employers need in an increasingly complex workforce.

  • K-12 students involved with the arts show higher levels of success in math and reading skills, and additional skills are strengthened in communication and problem-solving abilities.

  • Exposure to the arts help K-12 students improve ACT/SAT test scores, perform higher on standardized tests, and achieve higher GPAs. These students are less likely to drop out of school and three times more likely to receive a bachelor's degree in higher education.

  • Both state and federal laws require K-12 schools to provide arts education for students to foster a more well-rounded education.

Student Matinee

Arts education impacts Minnesota students by strengthening their skills in:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Expression and evaluation skills
  • Empathy and valuing others
  • Collaboration
  • Creative-thinking and innovation

Source:
2019 Report provided by Minnesota Citizens for the Arts through study results of 2016 by Creative MN

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Student Matinee: 60th Annual Marching Band Indoor Concert

The University of Minnesota School of Music and Northrop Present
Student Matinee: 60th Annual Marching Band Indoor Concert
Fri, Nov 19, 2021, 10:30 am -11:30 am CT 
In-person 
Available on-demand Nov 29-Dec 22,  2021 

Recommended for grades 3-12

Student Matinee: Dance Theatre of Harlem

Northrop Presents
Student Matinee: Dance Theatre of Harlem
Thu, Jan 27, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:30 am  CT
In-person and Livestream
Available on-demand through Feb 4, 2022 

Recommended for Grades 5-12

Student Matinee: Ragamala Dance Company

Northrop Presents
Student Matinee: Ragamala Dance Company 
Fri, Feb 25, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:30 am  CT
In-person and Livestream
Available on-demand through, Mar 4, 2022

Recommended for Grades 5-12

Student Matinee: Third Coast Percussion with Movement Art Is

Northrop Presents
Student Matinee: Third Coast Percussion with Movement Art Is
Apr 29, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:30 am CT 
In-person and Livestream
Available on-demand through May 6, 2022 

Recommended for Grades 5-12