Online Resources

Online Resources

Learning Online with the ASO

Welcome to the Austin Symphony’s Online Resource Page! Here you will find listening guides, curriculum resources, and other activities created to help young learners experience and engage with classical music. We will be adding new lessons and materials regularly, please check back often for updates!

TEACHER'S GUIDES

midsummer night's dream picture

Listening Lab 1

Story Variations: Symphonic Depictions of Fairy Tales, Folktales, and Myths

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Overture

In this learning lab we will explore how musical elements convey setting and mood in a piece of music by listening to the “Overture” from A Midsummer Night’s dream by Felix Mendelssohn.

Download guide here.

Listening Lab 2

Story Variations: Symphonic Depictions of Fairytales, Folk tales, and Myths

Star Wars

In this Listening Lab we will explore movie music and the use of leitmotifs in Star Wars by John Williams.

Download guide here.

Listening Lab 3

Exploring Accents and Emphasis in the “Infernal Dance of King Kaschei”

The Firebird

In this Listening Lab we will explore the use of accents and emphasis in Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird ballet.

Download guide here.

High School Teachers Guide #1

Romeo and Juliet: The Nature of Conflict

Download guide here.

High School Teacher’s Guide #2

Musical Resilience: Overcoming Oppression

Download guide here.

High School Teacher’s Guide #3

Musical Transcendence: Resisting Oppression

Download guide here.

austin symphony moving sound

Exploration #1

Moving Sound: Exploring the Rhythms of Dance and Song

Download guide here.
Music link here.

austin symphony mozart family

Exploration #2

Notable Images: Patterns, Structure and Form in Music

Download guide here.
Music link here.

austin symphony ballet curriculum guide

Exploration #3

Composer’s Choice: Exploring Artistic Intent

Download guide here.
Music link here.