The TSO Classroom Resources are the perfect way to prepare your students for a visit to the orchestra. Explore the theme of the concert, see how the performance fits into the curriculum and learn about the music and composers.

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in your Classroom

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in your Classroom

In June 2016, the TSO had the pleasure and unique opportunity to film Richard Gill AO and the TSO in Open Rehearsal-style sessions with students from Goulburn Street Primary School, St Aloysius Catholic College K-4 Campus, Elizabeth College and The Friends’ School. The result is a set of fascinating videos that show how music works and share the themes of developing listening skills and instrument recognition. Many thanks to composers Julian Yu, Lisa Cheney and Gordon Hamilton for generously sharing their wonderful works for this project and to the James N. Kirby Foundation for providing financial support.

See links to full videos below. Here’s a couple of teasers…

Building with Beethoven
TEACHING RESOURCES FOR BEETHOVEN

Learning to Listen with Rimsky-Korsakov

Harp Glockenspiel Piccolo and Yu

Laying Down the Beat with Hamilton

Exploring Extended Techniques with Cheney

Meet the Instruments of the Orchestra

Monteverdi Changes Musical Thought

Writing for Harp

The Horn is Orchestral Glue

 

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What is a Symphony Orchestra?

What is a Symphony Orchestra?

Download the ‘What is a Symphony Orchestra’ booklet in PDF.
Download the ‘What is a Symphony Orchestra’ map in PDF
Download  ‘Additional Resources About the Orchestra’

Hear the instruments of the orchestra in this video

TSO Songbook

TSO Songbook

Sing-a-long with the TSO in your own classroom! TSO Songbook  is a collection of audio and written support materials to be available online for free to the education community of Australia. The resource kit will feature audio of orchestral accompaniments to children’s songs from around the world, arranged by Australian composers and commissioned and recorded by the TSO.

Click here for Chan Mali Chan teaching resources
Click here for Ai Hai Yo teaching resources
Click here for Tingalayo teaching resources

2017 Concert-based Teaching Resources

2017 Concert-based Teaching Resources

Download teaching resources for Magic of Merlin
Download teaching resources for Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants
Download teaching resources for Symphonic Superstars The Mighty Handful!
Download ‘What is a Symphony Orchestra?’ 
Download  ‘Additional Resources About the Orchestra’ 

There are no audio files for these resources. All the music is standard orchestral repertoire, and any version you can access will be fine.

These resources are not about individual pieces. They are concept-based, in line with our belief is that the aim of music K-6 is to help students develop their understanding of how music works, through active engagement with a wide range of music.

Musical concepts which are clearly exemplified in several pieces are identified, and teaching activities written to develop student understanding through playing, singing, moving, creating, listening and commenting.

Concert-based Teaching Resources (previous years)

DOWNLOAD resources for Symphonic Shockers (2016)
DOWNLOAD resources for The Amazing Tale of Gibson (2016)
DOWNLOAD resources for Mini TSO Songs and Stories (2016)
DOWNLOAD resources for Mini TSO on Tour! (2015)

There are no audio files for these resources. All the music is standard orchestral repertoire, and any version you can access will be fine.

These resources are not about individual pieces. They are concept-based, in line with our belief is that the aim of music K-6 is to help students develop their understanding of how music works, through active engagement with a wide range of music.

Musical concepts which are clearly exemplified in several pieces are identified, and teaching activities written to develop student understanding through playing, singing, moving, creating, listening and commenting.