Musical Families

This Musical Families activity & project also includes:

Planning a trip to the symphony? Prepare first-time attendees for the experience with overheads that identify the roles played by the concertmaster, conductor, musicians, and even the audience. The musical families are introduced and appropriate behavior is detailed. Although designed for a specific concert, the resource could be easily adapted to any performance.

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Concepts

Classroom Considerations

  • Although designed specifically for a 2010 concert in Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas Texas, the approach outlined in this richly detailed packet could be adapted to any trip to the symphony
Pros

  • For those who wish to purchase materials from the Dallas symphony, a link is provided
  • Worksheets asks participants to place themselves in the concert
  • Background information is provided about the composers of the pieces featured 
Cons

  • All the materials are design for the specific pieces in the concert