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Teacher Guides

Brassy Brass

Philharmonia Fantastique

Philharmonia Fantastique (Mason Bates Guide)

The Nature of Music

The Art of the Concerto

Celebrating Black Composers

Beethoven at 250

Straight From the Heart

Music and Motion

Pictures at an Exhibition

Peter and the Wolf

Story Line

Puppet Theater

The Character of Instruments

Swan Lake Musical Story Time


Music in the Air

Music Can Tell a Story: Sequencing a Story

Brassy Brass

Antiphonal Music and Poetry

Introduction to Direct Listening

Fanfare Poetry

Compare and Contrast

All the Buzz


Introduction to Brass Instruments

Extensions for the Music Specialist

Meet the Composers Scavenger Hunt

American Celebration

Rhapsody in Blue

Music in the Air

An American in Paris

Having Fun with Loud and Soft

Compare and Contrast Copland

“Hoe Down” from Rodeo by Aaron Copland

Destination America


William Grant Still

Lesson: On The Trail

Oaxacan Pen Pals

Getting to Know the Music of America

Creating a Musical Arrangement using Theme and Variation Form

Historical Timeline

Listening to a Musical Arrangement Written in Theme and Variations Form

Stories In Music

The Beat Goes On

Jamming on the Subway Focused Listening for Percussion Timbres

Percussion Family Crossword Puzzle

Percussion Signal Challenge

Making Percussion Instruments and Percussion Jam

Meet the Percussion Instruments

Focused Listening

Young Person’s Guide

Promenade and Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition

Themes and Variations Listening Map for the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Pictures in Space (Art) and Time (Music)

The Role of the Conductor

Orchestra Innovation

Families of Instruments Listening Maps

Instrument Timbre