Classical Music Teacher Resources
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Music in Words
Your class can build strong, well-represented opinions about the music they hear. They listen to, and share thoughts about, a piece of classical music. Then they write a piece of music or a poem, and analyze their peers' work and their own creative processes.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Ballet and Classical Music
Fourth graders explore ballet. In this dance and music humanities lesson, 4th graders practice ballet positions and play a card game using French ballet vocabulary. Students count beats in rhythm patterns and listen to classical music associated with ballet.
4th Visual & Performing Arts
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
Upper graders view the animated short, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and analyze how the music score was chosen to express the scene. They create an animation as they listen to a classical recording to experience the connection between music and descriptive imagery.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
GCSE Notes 2000: Classical Music
Classical period music is defined by its characteristics and distinctive sound. A set of notes assists upper graders in recalling and analyzing music from the classical period based on musical terminology. An example analysis of Eine Kline Nachtmusik also helps learners along.
10th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Look in the Mythic Mirror: I've Got Rhythm!
Learners explore the relationships between music, poetry, and visual art. Using the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, pupils develop an awareness of the compositional elements of the Classical style, and the aesthetic effects of those elements.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Humor and Iconicity in Classical Music
Scherzo, cappricio, divertimento, and rando are all addressed in this look into humor through this classical music presentation. The slide show is very basic, but has some good background on Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Bach. The history of humor in music is covered from the Opera to Phyllis Diller.
8th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
The Music of Other Cultures
Make your class musically and culturally literate. They'll listen to and discuss three types of music styles indicative of three different cultures. They'll identify characteristics and instruments used in western, traditional, and indigenous music.
7th Visual & Performing Arts
"Spring" From The Four Seasons
By utilizing this classical music worksheet, upper elementary children listen to "Spring" from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi. They will read a biography of the composer and answer four multiple choice questions. Learners follow a "music listening map" as they listen to the piece, and unscramble the names of the seasons.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Creating an Original Opera
This may be a lot to ask of a high schooler, but then again, who knows? Pupils work in groups to explore, write, and then perform an original opera. They view versions of The Magic Flute and La Traviata, then compose a plot, characters, script, and music which will become their original opera.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Peter and the Wolf
Peter and the Wolf is a wonderful piece that introduces learners to classical music, builds listening skills, and creates a bridge from song to imagination. Each slide shows a picture of one of the characters from the story and a group of instruments.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Not Your Grandma's Music: A Lesson in Music History
Students experience and discuss the different musical periods such as Baroque, Classical and Romantic. In this music lesson, students discover musical theory and apply it to the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods. Students will participate in numerous music classes each with a specific project or quiz.
2nd - 5th English Language Arts
Back to the Classics
Learners closely examine chamber music as it has changed from the Middle Ages to today. They work in small groups to research the composers, instruments and typical presentation in 5 time periods. They write biographies and share their findings.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Business of Art: Klein String Competition
Students study classical music and learn about competitions as well as musical careers. In this music study lesson, students read about the Klein String Competition and the importance of competitions in shaping musical careers. Students listen to classical music pieces and analyze the pieces.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades 3-4 / Lesson 1)
Students listen to, analyze, and describe excerpts from Benjamin Britten's, 'Finale From the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'. They listen to the entire piece, and identify the different instruments by their sound.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Danse Macabre: Saint-Saëns
Assist your youngsters as they learn to visualize the story music can tell us. They listen to the piece "Danse Macabre" while viewing this slideshow. Each slide describes the key instrument and what creature of the dark it represents. A fun way to encourage a love a classical music!
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades K-2 / Lesson 5)
Students explore the classical music excerpt, 'Sunrise,' by Maurice Ravel. They listen to the excerpt, analyze the musical piece, participate in a visualization, and create an illustration of the sunrise depicted in the music.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts