COCA’s Interchange program encourages classroom educators, cultural organizations and teaching artists to work together to integrate the arts into core subjects, making the subject matter more memorable (and more meaningful, too). By helping these teams engage and inspire over 1,200 students annually, the Interchange program empowers student achievement and inspires a love of learning.

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Professional Development

Workshops and classes led by COCA teaching artists and nationally recognized experts help educators develop and employ arts-based strategies in their classrooms.

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Arts Learning

Our education staff and teaching artists collaborate with classroom teachers to plan school-day arts learning residencies and after-school arts classes in dance, digital media, literary arts, theatre, music and visual arts.

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COCAedu Cohort

The COCAedu Cohort: Solving Problems with Arts Integration is a professional development opportunity designed to engage a community of like-minded, arts-centered classroom educators.

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By creating multiple avenues to provide arts in schools,
COCA is enhancing classrooms across the region.

COCA Presents SchoolTime Shows

COCA happily welcomes school groups for daytime matinees of COCA Presents performances. Contact Eileen Manganaro at or 314.561.4880 to learn more.

View 2016–2017 COCA Presents Performances

COCAedu Sponsors

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  • Dana Brown Charitable Trust
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  • Norman J Stupp Foundation
    • – Commerce Bank, Trustee
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