What We Offer

Learning In Concert Programs

Learning in Concert creates innovative, customized Concept-Based Arts Integration educational programming for orchestras and other musical organizations. While we offer many existing programs from which to choose, Learning In Concert is really an educational design process more than a specific program. We can design customized programming to utilize any existing community engagement activity in which an organization engages to create integrated, transformative educational outreach programs. We can also help organizations design and implement coherent, integrated expansion plans for their educational programs.

Our programs make music the common denominator in understanding concepts that are authentically shared between music and other school subjects. By exploring concepts across domains, students are given opportunities to move beyond isolated facts within each subject to develop and demonstrate deeper, connected understandings.

Included in each program are concert scripts, musical arrangements, curriculum and media, and classroom activity materials.

Below are sample Learning in Concert concepts. Please feel free to ask us questions about these or any other program you may have in mind.

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Learning in Concert Program Offerings:

Preschool Program:

Integrated Music and Science Curriculum for Ages 3-6 that explores shared concepts in music and science

Listening Perception, Composition, Movement, Rhythmic Performance and Classical Music Repertoire presented in interactive video screen animations with audio.

 

Elementary Program:

Integrated Music and Science Curriculum for Grades 2-5 that explores shared concepts in music and science

Listening Perception, Composition, Graphing, Rhythmic Performance and Classical Music Repertoire presented in interactive video screen animations with audio.

 

LEARNING IN CONCERT CURRICULUM:

Adaptations in Motion: Animal and Musical
Musical Concept: Melodic Motion
Connecting Subjects:
Biology, Scientific Illustration

Be Like Beethoven: Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle
Musical Concept: Motivic Development
Connecting Subjects:
Environmental Science

Gravity in Space and Sound
Musical Concept: Harmonic Relationships
Connecting Subjects:
Astronomy, Physics

Sounds and Shapes of Symmetry
Musical Concept: Thematic Transformations
Connecting Subjects:
Geometry, Photography, Nature

The Orchestra as Ecosystem
Musical Concepts: Musical Texture and Orchestration
Connecting Subjects:
Ecology

Tracking Rhythms: Shared Rhythms in Classical Music and Quadruped Gaits
Musical Concepts: Rhythmic Activity and Motion
Connecting Subjects:
Biology

Creative Contrast
Musical Concepts: Texture, Tempo, and Musical Tonality
Connecting Subjects:
Two-Voice Poetry, Grammar, Photography

Mapping Melodies
Musical Concepts: Melodic Contour
Connecting Subjects: Graphing, Imagery