Talking About Music for Schools

Talking About Music provides participatory concerts to upper elementary students in surrounding school districts with the goal of creating interest in school arts programs as students approach middle school.

A small ensemble entertains students by performing a sampling of popular music selections and examples of classical music standards. Students experience classical repertoire from each of the four major musical periods, as well as interact with musicians to guess each of our popular music selections. Students glean information about the symphony orchestra, musical eras, and how sounds is made, and also have the opportunity to reflect during our Q&A session.

2019 Talking About Music Repertoire

“Linus and Lucy” from the PEANUTS television specials

Main Theme from the film Star Wars

“Over the Rainbow” from the film The Wizard of Oz

“Can't Stop the Feeling” from the film Trolls

“Overworld Theme” from the video game Super Mario World

Ode to Joy by Beethoven

Main Theme from the film Jaws

Gymnopedie by Satie

The Wild Horseman from Album for the Young by Schumann *

Overture to The Barber of Seville by Rossini

Spring, Movement 1 from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi *

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, First Movement by Mozart

In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1 by Grieg *

Maple Leaf Rag by Joplin

* Included on the 2019 - 2020 UIL Music Memory List

Talking About Music Curriculum

Concert Etiquette

Music History

Music Vocabulary

Reviewing Concerts


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