Education Programs

As an educator, Daniel has spent a great deal of time teaching in classrooms of every grade level (including university) in the United States and Canada. This experience working in the classroom can be found in the three guiding principles to which every education concert adheres:

  1. Exposure to quality literature of varied styles and time periods
  2. Developing active listening and critical thinking skills
  3. Creating cross-curricular connections with music and other disciplines

Grades K-3

Musical Camping Trip – As we climb mountain passes, stroll through green valleys, and cross large rivers, we learn about the various instruments of the orchestra and how they help create the sounds found on our trip.

The Diverse Symphony Orchestra – Together we will discover music from different cultures by using the orchestra as a metaphor for diversity. While each instrument may look and sound different, they are each an essential part of a larger mosaic that makes the orchestra beautiful.

A Symphonic Fairy Tale – Learn about the various instruments in the orchestra as we re-tell classic fairytales that inspired great pieces of orchestral music.

Adding Up the Orchestra – Adding up notes and musicians this show focuses around numeracy and the orchestra.

Grades 4-6

“Spot” the Difference – With the help of the orchestra, we will compare and contrast different music found at a symphony concert, whether they be high, low, fast, or slow.

A Beginning, a Middle, and An End – Every great story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Together with the orchestra, we will learn how composers write stories of their own using sound.

The Morse Code of Music – SHORT – SHORT – SHORT – LONG! This program explores how music communicates using rhythm (long and short sounds), just like Morse Code!

Grades 7-12

The DNA of Music – From rhythm and melody to the physics of sound, we identify the building blocks of music through the symphonic form.

Music as Rhetoric Discover how composers used their music to make a point, sometimes saving their own lives.

The Symphonic Musem of Art – Take a stroll through the symphonies repertoire based on works of art.

In Good Taste – Follow classical music though time as it reflects society. Through this process, we learn why pieces from different time periods sound the way that they do.

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