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Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

The Philadelphia Orchestra offers a variety of resources to serve teachers and students who attend School Concerts. Click below for more information.

Curriculum Information

Carnegie Hall provides every school attending The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Link Up: The Orchestra Moves School Concert with printed curriculum materials, CD/DVD, and digital resources that are aligned with national and state standards. These materials will be mailed upon successful registration for the 2016-17 School Concerts. Optional student workbooks are also available, but must be picked up at the Orchestra offices or at a Teacher Workshop.

Teacher Workshops

Deepen your understanding of the music presented at The Philadelphia Orchestra’s School Concert. Learn important information about using Carnegie Hall’s Link Up: The Orchestra Moves curriculum and resources, and explore techniques for arts-integrated instruction for all teachers.

Tuesday, September 6, 5:00-6:30 PM: Kimmel Center Rendell Room

Friday, September 30, 10:00-11:00 AMSchool District of Philadelphia ONLY, National Museum of American Jewish History

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Planning Your Visit 

Forms and Helpful Information

SDP Class Trip Request Form
SDP Parental Permission Form
16-17 Certificate of Liability Form
Guide to Audience Behavior
Inclement Weather Policy
Directions to the Kimmel Center and Kimmel Center Parking
Parking Near Kimmel Center 
Group Leader Instructions and Day of Concert Checklist
Bus Driver Instructions and Transportation Map 

Docent Program

Enhance the quality of your School Concert experience with a free classroom visit from an Orchestra docent. These knowledgeable volunteers help prepare students for the concert with a presentation designed to increase their knowledge and understanding of the music, musicians, and the concert hall.

Docent visits are free of charge and available to school groups who purchase 25 tickets or more. Request a docent presentation when ordering your tickets or by sending an e-mail to HEAR@philorch.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Docent requests made less than four weeks before your scheduled concert may not be able to be accommodated.

Past Curriculum Guides

View the 2015-16 Philadelphia Orchestra School Concert Curriculum Guide, Inside the Music

View the Pennsylvania academic standards achieved through Inside the Music lessons. 

View the National Core Music Standards, for grades K-8. To learn more about the National Core Arts Standards, visit www.nationalartsstandards.org.

View the Past Curriculum Guides

Recommended Websites

The Philadelphia Orchestra Collaborative Learning department recommends the following websites that support arts education in the classroom.

Orchestras Online

     The Philadelphia Orchestra

     New York Philharmonic Kidszone

     Carnegie Hall Online Resource Center

     Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids
     San Francisco Kids

Teaching and Learning Materials

     Arts Alive.ca Music