Outreach and Education
In addition to a performing in mainstage productions, Logan actively participates in as much outreach as he can. Between the years of 2016-2017 Mr. Webber helped start a small children's theater in Southern Pines, NC named Imagine Youth Theater. Here, he directed and musically directed 5 children's theater productions for students ages 7-17.
Mr. Webber has also participated in multiple outreach troupes that have helped teach and perform for low income groups and schools across the country: The Childrens Opera (D.C.), The Rural Artists Project (Bristol Bay, Alaska), Educational Performer and Educator (Hawaii Opera Theater), and an Educational Performer at Virginia Opera.
Music and Theater in Schools
A study published in 2007 by Christopher Johnson, professor of music education and music therapy at the University of Kansas, revealed that students in elementary schools with superior music education programs scored around 22 percent higher in English and 20 percent higher in math scores on standardized tests, compared to schools with low-quality music programs, regardless of socioeconomic disparities among the schools or school districts.
Field trips to live theater enhance literary knowledge, tolerance, and empathy among students, according to a study. The research team found that reading and watching movies of Hamlet and A Christmas Carol could not account for the increase in knowledge experienced by students who attended live performances of the plays. Students who attended live performances of the play also scored higher on the study's tolerance measure than the control group by a moderately large margin and were better able to recognize and appreciate what other people think and feel.
Now totaling over 300 outreach productions across the United States, Logan is currently performing with the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute in their Virtual Outreach production of Beethoven Rocks (Lib. by Dr. Steven LaCosse).