By any definition, music moves. Melody, rhythm, and harmony all change, shift, and develop. When an orchestra plays for us, we may notice more than one kind of movement. On the outside, we can hear sounds move as the musicians change their pitches, rhythms, and dynamics. We can see the musicians’ bodies move as they play. On the inside, we may feel our emotions moving and changing in response to the music we hear. Sometimes music might even create a sense of physical movement as sounds become heavier or lighter, rise up or tumble down. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover how the orchestra moves.
Music Skills Assessment
Music Skills Assessment Score Sheet
Common Core Activities Standards (Excel)
Common Core Activities Standards (PDF)
Common Core Moves: State Standards Initiative
Instrument Family Portraits
The Orchestra Map
Instrument Identification (Visual)
The History of Carnegie Hall
The Moving Melody Figure-Outer Answer Key: The Blue Danube
The Moving Melody Figure-Outer Answer Key: “Cidade Maravilhosa”
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, by Benjamin Britten (For Students)
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 The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.