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.
Education Video Series
The Philharmonic has created a series of educational videos to provide digital alternatives to in-person performances while enriching music curriculums for schools and students throughout the region.
Two videos, a Violins of Hope Retrospective, which explores music inspired by Jewish culture and commemorates the events of the Holocaust, and Beethoven@250, which celebrates the iconic composer’s 250th birthday with performances by the Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestras, are available. Learn more below.
Violins of Hope Retrospective Beethoven@250
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
Stories in Music
Throughout the summer, our Youth Orchestra Director, Troy Webdell, presented some exciting educational programs designed to engage students of all ages about classical music. We are proud to share the wonderful music featured on Stories in Music here.
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
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends Instrument Playground at Home
Test your knowledge and have fun with these activities about the concert experience!
Teacher Guide | Student Guide
Please enjoy some additional online content from partner orchestras within the League of American Orchestras. Click here!
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