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Educator Series

Let the Educator Series inspire and rekindle your love of learning with and through the arts. This year, we are focused on providing high-quality arts education experiences for K-12 audiences at no cost. We add to that quality professional development experiences for educators that will enliven a passion for learning and spark an element of excitement and fun for all educators.

Please be in touch with Christy Chenausky ( ahead of any educator series event to request a certificate of completion.

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Study Guides

Every APPlause! Series event has an accompanying study guide. Program study guides give context, expand a student’s basic background and understanding of the discipline and can connect to the Common Core and North Carolina Essential Standards and serve to broaden and deepen the artistic experience for young audiences. Teachers are encouraged to use study guides to give their students a chance to prepare and connect to or reflect on the performances.

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Virtual Field Trip: Behind the Scenes at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

This collection of virtual tours takes you behind the scenes at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Meet our staff and see parts of our facility that are generally reserved for staff and artists on performance days. From the box office to the spotlight booth – come on in and get to know this state of the art venue, and the people who make everything work smoothly on performance days!

About the Schaefer Center:

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated to enhancing the artistic and cultural landscape of Appalachian State University and the surrounding region by providing a venue devoted to the year-round presentation of campus and community events that enrich, educate, inspire, and promote quality of life.


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Every season, affordable music, dance, film, and theatre events are offered to students and their teachers from K-12 classrooms across the region. Students experience everything from high-energy acrobatics and Appalachian music to international dance and literary classics brought to life through theatrical productions. LEARN MORE >>


For more information about APPlause!, please contact…

Christy Chenausky
Director of Arts Education and Outreach
828-262-6084 ext. 109

APPlause! Sponsors

The APPlause! 2023-24 season has been generously supported by a grant from the
individual support from
sustaining support provided by the