St. Petersburg Opera will use grant funds to pay for artists for in-school presentations to precede the attendance of 3 rd grade students from under-performing schools at an opera for children. Pinellas County Schools are partnering with us to bus approximately 600 students to Opera Central, our building, for performances of Pinocchio.  students will receive pre-performance instruction on a chorus to be performed as part of the opera (students will sing along with the cast) and will be taught basics of opera and the power of the unamplified human voice.  Each student will receive a booklet to take home with activities and learning opportunities that will coordinate with themusic teacher and the classroom teacher's curriculum objectives.