Learning Lab

Bring SLSO musicians into your classroom with free digital learning for every grade level. From fulllength concerts to short video modules and online lesson plans, explore a variety of digital resources. All digital programs and resources are available free, on-demand and will get students creating and making connections between orchestral music and the world around them. 

Digital Programs

Enhance your curriculum and engage your students in the learning process. Each digital program includes an accompanying teacher guide that aligns with state and national learning standards. 

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Digital Concert: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

A performance of Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra introduces each instrument and showcases all that they can do. Additional backstage footage takes students in grades 1-5 behind the scenes to experience how the concert comes together.  

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Digital Tiny Tunes

Early childhood and kindergarten students dance and make music with SLSO musicians in these 30-minute concerts that blend orchestral music and children’s literature into a fun, interactive learning experience.  

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Digital Concert: Peter and the Wolf

A performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf takes on new meaning when paired with a virtual adventure to the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka, Missouri, for students in grades 1-5.  

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SLSO SoundLab

Music and technology intersect in this four-part digital concert experience that supports STEAM curriculum and socialemotional learning for students in grades 3-8.

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Digital Passport for Teachers

Middle and high school teachers can access full orchestra and chamber performances that prompt discussions, make connections across the curriculum, and encourage middle and high school students to learn from the professionals. 

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Digital Program Registration

Use one convenient form to register for FREE access to all SLSO digital programs for use in your classroom this school year. Once you complete the registration, you will receive an email with links to the programs.

Online Learning Resources

Explore these free online learning resources to get students creating, performing, and responding to music. Most activities can be done in the classroom, at home, or online.

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Instrument Playground Online

Through a series of videos and downloadable activities, elementary school students learn about the instruments of the orchestra and the SLSO musicians who play them. 

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SLSO musician Melody Lee playing the violin, Hedwig the owl from Harry Potter, and SLSO IN UNISON chorus members singing on stage

Activity Gallery

Engaging lessons and activities encourage students in grades K-8 to identify themes from Harry Potter, create characters with composer Edward Elgar, explore musical form with Scott Joplin, and more.

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