**IMPORTANT CONCERT UPDATE**

 

Due to multiple factors surrounding COVID-19, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has made the decision to transition from in-person to digital performances for The Composer is Dead: A Slightly Spooky Musical Mystery and Forte Forecast: A Wet and Windy Musical Adventure. We hope to resume in-person concerts in February 2022.


fall 2021 Resource Activity Ideas

Click on the images for a PDF of resources in honor and celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month and Native American Heritage Month. 

 

                                              

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.

Music for Me! (K4 – 2nd grades)

Youth (3rd - 8th grades)

Teen (6th - 12th grades)

 


FOR KIDS

TSOUNDS KIDS offers “how to” videos, games and puzzles.
https://www.tso.ca/education/musical-activities

The Kennedy Center is providing digital performances to enjoy from home!
https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/performances-and-programs/performances-for-prek-12-school-groups/

Carnegie Hall is offering numerous activities for families and kids ranging from infancy to 5th grade.
https://www.carnegiehall.org/Explore/Learn/Families-and-Kids

Watch and listen to professional musicians. The Philharmonia’s expert players guide you through the intricacies of the instruments they play.
https://philharmonia.co.uk/resources/instruments/

DSO Kids includes videos, information on instruments and composers, and activities.
https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids

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).
http://www.sfskids.org/

PBS Kids has a variety of music games for children in Pre-K through 2nd grade.
https://pbskids.org/games/music/

Go Classical for Kids! An interactive website with a variety of games and activities.
http://classicalkusc.org/kids/index.htm

World Music with DARIA. The instrument section allows children to color, hear and find pdf instructions on how to make world music instruments!
http://www.dariamusic.com/

Join Violet and Uncle Ollie on an instrument Safari! An interactive website that introduces and describes the instrument of an orchestra through numerous mini-games.
http://beta-listeningadventures.carnegiehall.org/

Music Notes - A Guide to Music for Kids. Includes websites for Music Theory, Music History, Instruments, and more!
https://seatup.com/blog/music-notes-a-guide-to-music-for-kids/

Songs to Sing with Kids - Family Road Trip Fun. Shared with us by Boy Scout and blossoming music enthusiast, Noah.

https://www.partsgeek.com/mmparts/family_road_trip_fun_songs_to_sing_with_kids.html

U BETTER Sing! A fun interactive singing game app in the Apple Store.

FOR TEACHERS

The Cleveland Orchestra Music Explorers. A video series designed for students ages 3-6 and their families.
https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/musicexplorers

The Cleveland Orchestra presents teacher videos with ready-to-go lesson plans and activities.
https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/teachervideos
https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/lessonlibrary (Lesson Library)

Carnegie Hall is offering numerous resources for teachers ranging from K-12 as professional development opportunities.
https://www.carnegiehall.org/Explore/Learn/Music-Educators

DSO Kids includes information on instruments and composers, activities, and teacher resources and lesson plans.
https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids

PBS Learning Media provides a wealth of music-ed films, interactive lessons, and more.
https://wisconsin.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/the-arts/music/#.Xnjlv-pKiUk

The Kennedy Center has a vast collection of theatre, music, and dance resources.
https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/resources-for-educators/classroom-resources/

Virtual Learning Resources for Music Educators: Ideas from NAfME Members for Fellow Music Educators
https://nafme.org/my-classroom/virtual-learning-resources-for-music-educators/

YouTube Learn@Home
https://learnathome.withyoutube.com/videos/