Department of Music

Performance Listing

ICAT presents Operacraft - 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 7, 2013 - Center For the Arts ICAT Cube

OPERAcraft is designed to provide an opportunity for K-12 students to create and perform a fully produced virtual opera.  Starting with the music (borrowed from Mozart operas) and a specific number of characters, we will work with the K-12 students to create a story and then the libretto; create the virtual set through Minecraft technology; create avatars for each character; and learn to control said avatars within the confines of their character.  The project will culminate in a performance of the newly created opera in the Cube space at the Center for the Arts.  The interactive set will be projected on a scrim while Virginia Tech music majors sing the finalized score and the K-12 students control the character avatars.