Curriculum Resources

Music For Youth Concert Series 19-20 Resources Coming Soon!

Opposites Attract

This new offering for PreK and Kindergarten learners introduces our littlest concertgoers to the orchestra and the magic of live music. The performance takes place in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans for a more intimate experience and includes music, movement, and singing with the full orchestra and a guide. Explore the basic building blocks of music: high and low, loud and soft, fast and slow, in this interactive program featuring music by Haydn, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and more.

This program aligns with Common Core Learning Standards for ELA and Literacy.

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Lesson 1 – Exploring Quiet and Loud
Lesson 2 – Exploring High and Low
Lesson 3 – Exploring Fast and Slow
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Moving and Grooving

How does music move? Using rhythm and meter as our guides, we’ll explore how music can demonstrate, express and encourage movement. We’ll hear how composers depict mechanical movement, as well as movement in nature. We’ll feel how dances of different cultures can make us move in different ways. Students will listen, conduct, sing and dance in this interactive program featuring a diverse selection of music that makes us move!

This program aligns with Common Core Learning Standards for ELA and Literacy.

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Lesson 1 – Let’s Dance: Movement and Meter
Lesson 2 – Let’s Listen: Emotions in Music
Lesson 3 – Let’s Sing: When the Saints Go Marchin’ In
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Music and Emotion

How can music express and evoke emotions? Through the lenses of rhythm, meter and tempo, we’ll explore how different qualities of musical movement can inform our emotional experience of that music. How can a march be both jubilant like Mendelssohn’s Wedding March and somber like Beethoven’s funeral march in his 3rd Symphony? How do Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Bernstein each interpret the intense emotions in the Romeo and Juliet story to affect how we feel? This program will encourage active listening with inquiry-based learning so we can better understand the power that music has for us!

This program aligns with Common Core Learning Standards for ELA and Literacy.

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Lesson 1 – The Musical Shape of an Emotion
Lesson 2 – Through the Ears of the Composer
Lesson 3 – Composer Study: William Grant Still
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Middle and High School Resources


All concerts start at 10:30am and last about 2 hours.

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Danny Elfman’s Violin Concerto
Friday, October 18

Max Valdés’ Tour of Europe
Friday, November 15

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