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To present and create excellent and innovative performing arts programs for the enrichment, education, and enjoyment of diverse audiences and participants.

• Excellence
• Innovation
• A broad spectrum of programs
• Diversity
• Accessible and affordable arts experiences
• Wolf Trap’s unique environment
• Fiscal responsibility
• The creativity of the human spirit
• The power of the arts to change society
Wolf Trap will harness the power of the performing arts to enrich and change lives by extending the Wolf Trap experience to millions of people worldwide.
We recognize and value the intrinsic power of the arts, music, and nature to connect people of all abilities, backgrounds, and experiences. In our workplace and on our stages, we are committed to curating spaces of inclusivity and creativity so that our workforce thrives, our patrons find joy, and the surrounding community benefits. To ensure that the Foundation is welcoming and inclusive of all, we will:

• Showcase artists and works that authentically reflect and celebrate diverse voices and perspectives;
• Reduce physical, financial, and societal barriers to access so that all community members are welcomed and supported;
• Use inclusive sourcing methods for hiring staff, independent contractors, and vendors;
• Listen, learn, and adapt so that our DEIA efforts remain relevant to and respectful of a changing world.
In 1966, Catherine Filene Shouse donated the land and funds to build the Filene Center to the US government. Congress designated Wolf Trap Farm as Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. It has lived up to Shouse’s vision for over 50 years. Learn more
CEO and President Arvind Manocha leads a visionary staff and supportive board on which Daniel A. D'Aniello presides as Chairman. Learn more
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. Learn more
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Wolf Trap Foundation has set one of the highest bars for quality performing arts and education in the country. Its employees are dedicated professionals who work incredibly hard.
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Wolf Trap Education

Nationwide Education Programs

Wolf Trap Foundation reaches children, families, caregivers, and teachers nationwide through our acclaimed arts education programs. In addition, Wolf Trap Opera is a premier residency program for young singers from across the US.

Wolf Trap Opera

A Place for Opera Lovers

Opera lovers know Wolf Trap has one of the finest residency programs for young singers in the country. Wolf Trap Opera alumni can be found at top opera houses around the world.

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