Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy


Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy is dedicated to integration of the arts with academic subjects and the museums.

Talcott Fine Arts & Museum Academy aspires to provide an education that results in all children learning and performing at high academic levels. Learning reflects: content area state standards, the fine arts, and museum partnerships. We strive to teach all children through a commitment to best practices, by reflecting on our professional practice and by measuring our outcomes through relevant student performance data. Children are provided a safe learning environment with a challenging and innovative academic program.  Talcott is a Fine Arts Magnet-Cluster School. Talcott is one of a few Chicago Schools to have four full-time fine arts teachers. Students in grades Kindergarten thru 8th receive visual arts, music, theater and dance.

Aurora Ramos is the music teacher at the Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy.  She teaches general music to the students at Talcott and also directs the school choir.    

Lisa Golda is a singer-actor specializing in literacy connections. Both an Actors' Equity candidate and a trained opera singer, Lisa earned her master's degree in vocal performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She has performed as a Resident Artist and AGMA chorister with Portland Opera, and has also done community outreach and children's touring performances with Seattle Opera and Chicago Opera Playhouse. She recently created the role of Charlotte Black Elk in the world premiere of Buffalo Nation with Present Music in Milwaukee, WI. She is a church and theatrical music director and pianist, and a private/collegiate voice teacher. Lisa also works as a teaching artist in residence for Chicago Opera Theater, specializing in script creation. Visit her website at www.lisagolda.com

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