Classroom quick links
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is proud to support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics education by partering with the talkSTEM nonprofit organization to provide walkSTEM experiences in the Dallas Arts District and elsewhere. walkSTEM@Dallas Arts District was designed by Dr. Glen Whitney, walkSTEM advisor and founder of the National Museum of Mathematics in New York. walkSTEM is great for anyone wanting to take a look (or a listen) at their environments (and music) in a fun and different way! You may notice things you may have passed by many times, appreciate the unexpected connections between a wide range of arts, architecture, math, science, engineering, and technology, and flex those problem-solving muscles.
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra
The Greater Dallas Youth Orchestraâ€™s mission is to provide music education and performance opportunities for youth with demonstrated musical ability.
The program serves over 450 talented young musicians, performing in two full orchestras, three string orchestras, a wind ensemble, a flute choir, and six jazz combos in the Jazz Institute. GDYO musicians socialize with a diverse group of highly talented peers from over 50 communities in the Metroplex, as well as interacting with professionals from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Wind Symphony and multiple other local music ensembles.
Music Together Dallas
Music Together Dallas is a research-based early childhood music and movement program for families with infants/ toddlers/ preschoolers in Dallas, offering parent-child classes with parent education and encouragement of parent role modelling to children between 0 to 7 years old.
Their mission is to make an impact on every single child’s lifelong learning experience with music and to nurture their parents’ awareness about the cognitive, academic and behavioral benefits of the Music Together curriculum.
Friends of the Dallas Symphony can receive $20 off tuition by using the promo code “DSO20”!
Learning Partners (formerly ArtsPartners) is a nationally recognized collaboration formed by community leaders as a way to provide high-quality arts and cultural activities to all Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) elementary students each year. The program unites the Dallas ISD, the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and more than 100 arts, science and cultural organizations and teaching artists under the guidance of managing partner Big Thought!
Music Educators Toolbox
Music Educators Toolbox from Carnegie Hall is a set of free online resources for music teachers and includes lesson plans, activities, assessments, video examples, and documented best practices. Designed to be effective and adaptable in a wide variety of music classrooms, the resources were developed through Carnegie Hallâ€™s five-year residency in a New York City elementary/middle school. The Toolbox currently features grade-specific music education resources addressing fundamentals of Rhythm and Meter, Form and Design, Expressive Qualities, Pitch, and Performing.
Stars & Catz
Free resources including free online music games including composition, ear training, theory, history, rhythm and vocabulary sections. Other resources worth checking out include their online metronome, piano chord finder and printable music sheet templates (including chord sheets for piano and guitar). There’s a lot to explore on this site!