SNYO Digital Concerts 2022

 
The Singapore National Youth Orchestra recorded concert performances in 2021 and early 2022 under the prevailing safe management measures of the pandemic mandated by the Singapore Government. We hope that these digital performances can bring classical music to a greater number of audience. To that end, the accompanying worksheets are meant to help teachers guide their students to acquire knowledge on classical music, in particular orchestra instruments.
 
These lesson packages are tailored for students ranging from primary school (Ages 7-12 years old) to lower secondary (13-14 years old). Lesson plans and worksheets are available for download and may be customised for various student profiles using the resources available here and on the SNYO YouTube Channel. For more information, please contact snyo@sso.org.sg .
 
 
To access the video resources, please visit our YouTube playlist here.
 
Learn about the different families of instruments in the orchestra! Through the following activities and lesson plans, you will get to hear the various orchestra instruments and know more about them.
 
Objectives
By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:
     1. Identify and describe the instruments of the orchestra
     2. Appreciate orchestra music from the 20th Century
 
 
Activities
Introduction to Instruments of the Orchestra
Learn about the four instrument families in the orchestra (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion). Listen to how a string ensemble sounds like and critique the piece.
 
Learn about the Flute and Oboe
Compare the flute and oboe and understand more about both instruments.
 
Learn about the Oboe
Learn about what the oboe sounds like. 
 
Learn about the Harp
Learn how the harp works and the parts of the instrument. 
 
Learn about the Bassoon
Find out how the bassoon sounds like and how it works.
 
Learn about Brass Instruments
Identify the different brass instruments and what they do in the orchestra.
 
Learn about the Trombone
Learn how the trombone works and discover the various parts of the instrument.
 
Learn about the Trombone (2)
Learn how a Trombone works by creating your very own trombone out of a straw!
 
Instrument Crossword
Crossword puzzle on instruments of the orchestra for a simple and fun way to learn about the instruments.
 
Lesson Plans
Introduction to Instruments of the Orchestra
 
 
Click here to download the the activity sheets and suggested lesson plan
Learn more about the orchestral instruments through composers and a greater analysis of the performance.
 
Objectives
By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:
     1. Identify and describe the instruments in an orchestra
     2. Critique and understand performances
 
 
Activities
Instruments of the Orchestra
Learn more about the instruments of the orchestra.
 
Mendelssohn and Instruments of the Orchestra
Learn more brass and string instruments through composer Felix Mendelssohn.
 
Respond, Appreciate, Create: Haydn
Respond to and find out more about this piece by composer Franz Haydn.
 
Respond, Appreciate, Create: Röntgen
Respond to and find out more about this piece by composer Julius Röntgen.
 
Learn about Variations
Learn about variations in music through Arensky’s Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky.
 
 
Lesson Plans
Respond, Appreciate, Create
Respond to music by Haydn and Röntgen, appreciate the context in which the music was written and create an improvisation of your own.
 
Mendelssohn and Instruments of the Orchestra
Learn more brass and string instruments through composer Felix Mendelssohn. 
 
 
Click here to download the the activity sheets and suggested lesson plan
 
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