Melody is one of the universal elements of music. Composers and musicians create melodies, which can be sung or played on instruments. The orchestra sings when its musicians play melodies on their instruments. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover how the orchestra sings.
Music Skills Assessment
Music Skills Assessment Score Sheet
Common Core Activities Standards (Excel)
Common Core Activities Standards (PDF)
Common Core Sings: State Standards Initiative
Instrument Family Portraits
The Orchestra Map
Instrument Identification (Visual)
The History of Carnegie Hall
The Firebird Story and Listening Map
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.