Invitation Meeting February 28, 2014

Liebe Mitglieder und Freunde der GPWA,

 wir laden Euch herzlich ein

zu unserem Treffen am

Freitag, den 28. Februar 2014
  um 18:00 Uhr im

Southfield Marriott Hotel
27033 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48034

Reservierungen und Fragen

bitte bis Mittwoch, 26. Februar 
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Cost:  $28 per person (member & non-member price) includes delicious dinner buffet and dessert


Sprecher: Karen VanderKloot DiChiera 

Topic: Fairy Tales – Hstory and Origin

Karen VanderKloot DiChiera is founder and director of Michigan Opera Theatre’s Department of Community Programs and Learning at the Opera House for Michigan Opera Theatre. A Composer, and Educator, she oversees and has created, commissioned and stage directed many of the department’s touring performances that travel throughout Michigan, other states and Canada.   Ms. DiChiera is a workshop facilitator/lecturer for all ages and people, including those with disabilities. Ms. DiChiera also teaches “Opera and Humanities”, for Central Michigan University’s graduate program in Humanities. A published composer with Fredrick Harris Music Co., she has written articles for arts, music and education journals.  She is co-producer/co-host of MOT’s cable television series, “Time Out for Opera” and is founder and director of MOT’s summer education program for all ages – Learning at The Opera House – which received the Success Award in Education from Opera America.


Karen Dichiera 2014

The Department of Community Programs has garnered many honors including Recognition from the United Nations during the International Year for the Disabled and a Merit Award from the American Lung Association for the touring musical, THE NIGHT HARRY STOPPED SMOKING. The television series TIME OUT FOR OPERA has received numerous Midwest and national awards in Cable Broadcasting.