Virginia Arts Festival
Each year, an ensemble from NEC travels to Virginia to take part in a residency program that works with school children in connection with the Virginia Arts Festival. In 2014, a jazz quintet participated in this long term partnership program.
The Festival's WorldClass® Education Program affords tens of thousands of Hampton Roads and Southeastern Virginia students the opportunity to work with and experience first-hand some of the greatest living artists and performers of our generation. Programs in a variety of disciplines include Student Matinees, In-School Performances, In-School Workshops, and Master Classes.
The Virginia Arts Festival is committed to making the Arts accessible to all students throughout our region. Thanks to generous donations from corporate sponsors and grant organizations, these programs are provided at a significantly reduced price. We will work with you in helping to find funding sources and scholarship options that will enable your class to participate in these unique cultural opportunities.