Classical Music Teacher Resources
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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...
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...
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...
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...
8th - Higher Ed 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. Students follow a...
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,...
9th - 12th 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...
2nd - 5th English Language 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...
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades 3-4 / Lesson 1)
Pupils 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...
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades K-2 / Lesson 5)
Learners 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
"Infernal Dance" From The Firebird, by Igor Stravinsky
This activity about Stravinsky's ballet, The Firebird, provides information about the composer, the ballet, and the "Infernal Dance." It also includes questions about the music, as well as extension activities such as a puppet show.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts