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Education Links

Learn More about the Orchestra


All About Instruments

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 Institute


General Education

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

For fantastically fun and interactive games and a composer's gallery, check out the wonderful 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 website.

This website introduces all the instruments of the orchestra, gives examples of their sounds and introduces music from each historical period - all in the format of an interactive baseball game. 
Kennedy Center: ArtsEdge


Older Students

From the folks who produce NPR's popular From the Top, 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's look at how concerts are put together.


Teachers and Parents

Curriculum Resources

Find information on ways to incorporate the arts into your classroom. The Kennedy Center ArtsEdge website includes lesson plans online and an idea exchange.

Links to use at home or in class

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

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.

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