Welcome to the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Educational Resources page. This page contains activities for all ages and grade levels including lesson plans, listening libraries, a link to Philharmonic radio programs, Young People's Concert curriculum, and more! We encourage you to visit this page throughout the year as additional content will be added periodically.
Connections between Music and Literature
Enjoy these great cross-curricular lesson plans focusing on the connections between music and literature and how they both serve as inspiration for each other. Students will be intrigued to learn how composers and authors make similar decisions when writing their works.
The Tale of Scheherazade - Teacher Guide | Student Guide
The Legend of William Tell - Teacher Guide | Student Guide
Haydn's "Surprise" Symphony - Teacher Guide | Student Guide
Connections between Music and History
Enjoy this great lesson plan focusing on the connections between music and American history. The activities included focus on one of our founding fathers as well as pieces that have an interesting connection to the Revolutionary War.
1776 - Teacher Guide | Student Guide
Carnegie Hall Link Up
Prepare for the 2021 Young People's Concert, The Orchestra Sings!
Additional Resources - piano and vocal scores, concert visuals, videos, basic assessment tools, and other supplemental materials
Stories in Music
Hosted by Youth Orchestra Director, Troy Webdell, please tune in for some great educational programming designed to engage students of all ages about classical music.
Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.
Or catch the best of Stories in Music here.
2019-2020 Discovery Concert Listening Library
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic is privileged to perform for many schools throughout the Northeast Indiana region. If your school performance was canceled, please enjoy the following listening links of our Discovery Concert program as well as a message from our Associate Conductor, Caleb Young!
Crumpet the Trumpet
We are pleased to present Crumpet the Trumpet, a wonderful book written by Kristine Papillon to help introduce students to classical music.
Audio - narrated version with our Music Director, Andrew Constantine!
Crumpet the Trumpet Website - free activities for students including listening activity pages, word search, crossword puzzle, coloring pages, and more!
Musical Instrument Crafts
Try out these fun and exciting musical instrument crafts to make at home! Parents and young students will enjoy the challenge of making a xylophone, tambourine, maracas, and more!
Instrument Craft Links
Test your knowledge and have fun with these activities about the concert experience!
Teacher Guide | Student Guide
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