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About Wolf Trap


Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is the official partner to the National Park Service in providing concert and performance programming within the Park. As a nonprofit organization, Wolf Trap Foundation is dedicated to creating excellent performing arts experiences for the enrichment, education, and enjoyment of diverse audiences.

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is a majestic natural setting for over 100 performances across all genres every summer. Home to the architecturally stunning Filene Center and the charmingly intimate Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, the 117-acre Park offers dining and hospitality amenities throughout the summer season, and year-round recreational opportunities, including hiking trails, picnic areas, and sledding.

In addition to the work at the park, Wolf Trap Foundation:

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Wolf Trap Filene Center Artist

Lineup of legends and today’s top artists

Wolf Trap presents artists as diverse as the greater Washington, DC community. This includes legends and top artists from every genre—classical, pop, rock, jazz, opera, folk, and dance.
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National Park Service

Partnership with the National Park Service

The private, non-profit Wolf Trap Foundation and the public National Park Service are partners in a unique marriage of arts and nature. NPS manages the pristine 117-acre park, as well as the grounds and building patrons enjoy when they come to see performances at the Filene Center. The Foundation oversees programming.

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Catherine Shouse

Visionary founder and rich history

In 1966, Catherine Filene Shouse donated the land, and funds to build the Filene Center, to the U.S. government. Congress designated Wolf Trap Farm as Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. It has lived up to Shouse’s vision for nearly 50 years.
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Wolf Trap Education

Nationwide education programs

Wolf Trap Foundation reaches 78K+ children, families, care-givers, and teachers nationwide through its acclaimed arts education programs. In addition, its opera company is a premier residency program for young singers from across the U.S.
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Arvind Manocha

Board and staff

CEO and President Arvind Manocha leads a visionary staff and supportive board on which Daniel A. D'Aniello presides as Chairman.

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Work at Wolf Trap

Jobs and internships

A dynamic team makes the Foundation's artistic and education programs successful on a daily basis. View benefits and open positions.

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