Educational Resources

2015-2016 – The Orchestra at Work


Learn how the orchestra functions just like a community. Music highlights include selections from Bernstein,Russell Peck, Wagner, Beethoven and more! Click to download each section of the curriculum.
Audio CDs available on request from


Audio Examples

Bernstein – Candide

Wagner – Lohengrin

Peck – Thrill of the Orchestra

Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 5

Beethoven – Symphony 3, 4th mvt.

Mozart – Eine kleine Nachtmusik, 1st mvt.

2014-2015 – Tall Tales and Long Tails

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Peter and the Wolf Maze – Click to Download

Peter and the Wolf Word Search – Click to Download


The Bird – Flute – Click to Download

The Wolf – Horns – Click to Download

The Duck – Oboe – Click to Download

The Cat – Clarinet – Click to Download

The Orchestra

Orchestra Map – Click to Download

Curriculum Resources

Complete Curriculum
Map of the Orchestra

Audio Resources

CDs available upon request. Contact GM Steve Weiser at or 814-871-7755 today!


Prokofiev – Alexander Nevsky example

Kabalevsky – Comedians Galop

Copland – Appalachian Spring example

Berlioz – Symphony Fantastique example

Britten – Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra example

Mussorgsky – Pictures at en Exhibition example

Williams – Star Wars theme

Mahler – Symphony No. 1 example

Messiaen – Exotic Birds example

Prokofiev – Scythian Suite example

Major – minor exercise


2013-2014 – The ABCs of the Symphonies

Curriculum Resources

Families of the Orchestra Graphic
Families of the Orchestra Worksheet
Word Families Worksheet
Listening Word Bank Worksheet

Audio Resources

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4, 3rd Movement

Kapilow’s Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham from Seussical

Copland’s Hoedown from Rodeo
Saints-Saens’ Tortoises from Carnival of the Animals 

Saints-Saens’ The Elephant from Carnival of the Animals 

Saints-Saens’ Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals


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