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Learn More about the Orchestra

Kids

Instrument Information

The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall has created a new interactive game. Join Violet as she embarks on an instrument safari, guided by her venerable Uncle Ollie, collecting all the instruments of the orchestra to the accompaniment of Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.
Listening Adventures at The Weill Music Institue

 

General Education

Keeping Score Lesson Plans & Website: San Francisco Symphony's Teacher Resources

For fantastically fun interactive games, a composer's gallery, information on orchestral instruments, check out this wonderful web site!!
New York Philharmonic Kids' Site

Learn about composers, musical instruments, and music theory through online games.
Dallas Symphony Kids' Site

For links to Internet radio stations for children, email newsletters, and more information about using the internet for music education, visit the Children's Music web site
Children's Music

This website introduces all the instruments of the orchestra, gives examples of their sound and introduces music from each historical period.
Kennedy Center: ArtsEdge

 

Older Students

This website is geared towards high school students. It has information on youth orchestras, an advice section, information on performers and composers, and an insider look on how concerts are put together.
fromthetop.org

 

Teachers and Parents


Curriculum Resources

Find information on ways to incorporate the arts into your classroom. Includes lesson plans online and an idea exchange.
Kennedy Center Artsedge

Links to use at home or in class

The Dallas Symphony provides information on composers, instruments, theory lessons, staff paper templates, and interactive activities for kids. Includes lesson plans and activities to do at home.
The Dallas Symphony Kid's Site

In partnership with WUOT 91.9 FM the KSO is proud to endorse Classics for Kids. Each broadcast explores a different classical piece and offers insights on the music and the composer.
Classics for Kids.

Hear Classics for Kids on WUOT 91.9 FM Saturdays at 7:53 AM and Mondays at 3:00 PM.