SLSO musicians playing on stage with microphones surrounding them

SLSO SoundLab Episodes

Music and technology intersect in this free, on-demand, four-part digital concert experience that explores the intersection of music, science, and technology and supports STEAM curriculum and social-emotional learning for students in grades 3-8.

Video camera recording SLSO musicians playing

Episode 1: Feel the Sound

A simple change to the physical environment, like a smile or a sound, can shake up the entire world. In this first episode, students will experience soundwaves both scientifically and emotionally, allowing them to see and feel sound.


W.A. Mozart Allegro from Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Philip Glass Mvt. VI from String Quartet No. 3, “Mishima”

Episode 1
SLSO clarinetist Xiomara Mass playing on stage

Episode 2: Build a Bridge of Sound

Have you ever wanted to say something to someone, but you didn’t have the right words? In episode two, students will discover how music can express that which words cannot and experience how sound travels, keeping us connected even when we are far apart.


Traditional “Downfall of Paris”
Leonard Bernstein (arr. Gale) “Tonight” from West Side Story
George Walker Lyric for Strings

Episode 2
SLSO musicians holding and pressing bells on stage

Episode 3: Sonic Conversations

In episode three, students discover how musicians communicate through music. A musical dialog and a fun percussion game provide the opportunity to experience the science behind volume and pitch while uncovering the art of conversation.


Snare Drums Improvisation
Danny Clay Game 3 (Pulse Pass) from Playbook

Episode 3
SLSO musicians playing in a circle on stage with microphones surrounding them

Episode 4: The Golden Record

There are countless beautiful and unique sounds on Earth. But what makes one sound different from another? In episode four, students uncover the beauty of timbre and explore ways to capture the wonders of their own world through soundscapes.


J.S. Bach Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita for Violin No. 3 in E major
Franz Danzi Allegretto from Wind Quintet No. 2 in G Minor

Episode 4

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Breach provides opportunities for students to create and practice the art of what’s possible. Introducing a new approach to education where creativity, collaboration, and emerging technology blend. Where empowered teachers can confidently empower students. Where schools show communities that STEM is more than a buzzword by offering their students project-based lessons in emerging technology, environment conservation, the arts, business, smart health, and more. This experience-centered cre8ivate curriculum, has impacted over 600,000 K-12 students since 2014. Don’t miss your opportunity, it’s time to activate creativity!

Learn More

SLSO education programs are presented by:

Steward Family Foundation logo
World Wide Technology

SLSO SoundLab is supported by:

Moneta Group Charitable Foundation

SLSO digital concerts are supported in part by a generous grant from the Berges Family Foundation.

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