AN UPDATE ON THE 2020-21 SEASON
Your health, safety, and well-being—and that of our musicians, staff, and community—is our top priority. We are committed to providing you with a safe and welcoming environment to experience thrilling musical moments. And we promise to be your trusted partner as we navigate the future together.
When the pandemic began, we made the necessary—but difficult—decision to cancel the remainder of our 2019.20 season. Our hope was that by taking that essential step, enough time would pass to allow the community and country to weather this crisis with us all staying as healthy and safe as possible. When we cancelled the remainder of the 2019.20 season, we intended to return to performance in October 2020.
As you may have heard through the media, the basement of the Bradley Symphony Center sustained significant flood damage following an intense rainstorm and steam tunnel failure on May 18. Over the summer, C.D. Smith and partners have been repairing the damage while still working to complete the facility. Unfortunately, this caused a delay and pushed back our occupancy date until January 2021. In addition, the world still struggles to react to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has become clear that large-scale gatherings will likely not be a possibility when the building opens in January.
We appreciate the continued support and patience of our patrons and community during this time and we remain committed to keeping you informed and serving you with flexibility and empathy as we navigate these changes together. You can contact us any time at email@example.com.
ARCHIVE TEACHER RESOURCE GUIDES
MSO Teacher Resource Guides are full of background information about the music and composers, as well as suggested lesson plans and student activities. Below is a selection of Teacher Resource Guides from previous seasons. Follow the MSO Education Spotify Channel and listen to these past Concerts for Schools programs.
Teen (6th - 12th grades)
Youth (3rd - 8th grades)
Beethoven: A Birthday Celebration (2019.20)
American Reflections: This is Us (2019.20)
Notes from Home (2018.19)
Trills and Chills II (2018.19)
Finding the American Voice (2017.18)
Music of the Earth (2017.18)
Notes from the Heart (2016.17)
Your Heroes (2015.16)
Music for Me! (K4 – 2nd grades)
Charlotte Symphony Musical Coloring Book
St. Louis Symphony Online Instrument Playground
“Whack-A-Note” interactive game provided by the Kennedy Center. (Need to allow Flash Player in order to run).
“Quackin’ Rhythms” interactive game provided by the Kennedy Center. (Need to allow Flash Player in order to run).
Join Captain Enrico and Kiko as they help Puccini the Pirate unlock the secrets of rhythm!
Join Violet and Uncle Ollie on an instrument Safari! An interactive website that introduces and describes the instruments of an orchestra through numerous mini-games. (Need to allow Flash Player in order to run)
Watch and listen to professional musicians. The Philharmonia’s expert players guide you through the intricacies of the instruments they play.
DSO Kids includes videos, information on instruments and composers, and activities.
SFS Kids provides fun and games with music! An interactive website where children can discover, listen, play, perform, conduct, and compose. (Need to allow Flash Player in order to run).
PBS Kids has a variety of music games for children in Pre-K through 2nd grade.
Go Classical for Kids! An interactive website with a variety of games and activities.
World Music with DARIA. The instrument section allows children to color, hear and find pdf instructions on how to make world music instruments!
U BETTER Sing! A fun music lesson for kids from elementary to high school. Pair the episodes with the interactive singing game app in the Apple Store.
►Ep. 1 (begins at 1:42) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU3Kzh2BhxI
►Ep. 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eWmeU_wmCM
A 3-part video series on symmetry in shapes and classical music to use in your lessons or share with your students. Explores slide, mirror and flip symmetry using Mozart’s Piano Sonata in C Major, Haydn’s Symphony No. 47 and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.
The Cleveland Orchestra Music Explorers. A video series designed for students ages 3-6 and their families.
The Cleveland Orchestra presents teacher videos with ready-to-go lesson plans and activities.
►https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/lessonlibrary (Lesson Library)
MusicFirst is an online learning management system for teaching music at all age levels, allowing students to work on music theory, notation, sight-singing, and more.
A list of unique and creative ways to teach children music theory.
Carnegie Hall’s Music Educators Toolbox currently features grade-specific music education resources.
Carnegie Hall’s Musical Explorers connects students in grades K-2 to rich and diverse musical communities as they build fundamental music skills.
DSO Kids includes information on instruments and composers, activities, and teacher resources and lesson plans.
A list of IOS Music Apps to help with your virtual teaching.
Go Classical for Kids! Teachers can download lesson plans, activities, and printouts specific to each game to pair with the interactive part for the child/student.
PBS Learning Media provides a wealth of music-ed films, interactive lessons, and more.
The Kennedy Center has a vast collection of theatre, music, and dance resources.
The Cleveland Orchestra has a YouTube Playlist of guided Mindful Music Moments.
Chrome Music Lab
VIRTUAL AND ONLINE EXPERIENCES
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Musical Journeys. A weekly podcast series hosted by Music Director Ken-David Masur featuring interviews with Milwaukee Symphony musicians.
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Broadcast Series
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Backstage Conversations with Composers
Milwaukee Art Museum 360 Degrees
Milwaukee Public Library
Grohman Museum MSOE Virtual Tour
Milwaukee County Zoo Webcams
Milwaukee County Zoo Meet the Animals
First Stage YouTube Broadcast
Milwaukee PBS “The Arts Page”
School of Rock with 88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Danceworks Free Virtual Classes
Milwaukee County Historical Society presents “Moment at the Museum” series
Arts@Large virtual community art events
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum posts resources, streaming events, and more on their Social Media Platforms.
Milwaukee County Zoo posts many photos, videos, etc. on their respective Social Media Platforms.
Boerner Botanical Garden and Mitchell Park Domes post photo updates on their Facebook pages.
Wehr Nature Center posts resources, videos, and updates on their Social Media Platforms.
Old World Wisconsin posts “Moments of Zen”, projects, and more on their Facebook page.
The Milwaukee Public Museum posts “Did You Know” facts, photos, and more on their Social Media Platforms.