Pacific Symphony Home Learning
Activities for the curious student, covering John Williams, short educational musical activities, STEAM education and further educational resources.
Adapted from Pacific Symphony’s award-winning program Class Act, the home activity packet has cross-curricular activities to explore the music of composer John Williams
Included are recordings of pieces used for the activities, and exclusive interview with John Williams, as well as Williams biographies
Coming Soon: Video lessons from the Home Activity Packet, taught by Pacific Symphony’s Education and Community Engagement Team
If you are looking for a quick, fun, and easy way to infuse music into your home school classroom, look no further than these fun and educational activities.
Adapted from the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) activities that regularly appear as part of the lobby activities for our Family Musical Mornings Concerts, as well as at community events around Orange County, these short activities explore topics ranging from The Science of Space to The Science of Sound.
- Balance Science
- Breadcrumbs and Compasses
- Science of Sound: Singing and Soundwaves
- Science of Sound: Violin
- Science and Circuses
- Science of Space – Launch Your Rocket
- Science of Space – Outer Space
- Space Technology
There is so much amazing content being created by arts organizations across the country. Here are some of our favorites!
Carnegie Hall has provided an interactive resource walking kids through this piece that introduces children to the different instruments in the orchestra.
The New York Philharmonic Kidzone is chock full of information to learn about instruments, music and the orchestra.
Little Kids Rock offers free interactive tutorials, videos, and instrumentals to get your kids rockin’ out in no time!
San Francisco Symphony is providing the nine one-hour documentaries from their Keeping Score series free of charge during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Each episode features San Francisco Symphony's Music Director, Michael Tilson Thomas, exploring major classical works. Each episode also features a concert program by the San Francisco Symphony.
The Getty Museum offers online games, information about art, and even ideas for how to do art projects at home.
BrainPOP is a website that provides activities and information about a variety of subjects, including STEM, Arts & Music, Social Studies, and English. BrainPOP is aimed toward upper elementary/middle school students, and they have also offer resources for K-3 in their BrainPOP Jr. section. As of this writing, BrainPOP is offering free access for families as long as schools are closed (30-day minimum).
- Music and Arts Learning at Home for All Ages
- PS Youth Ensembles
- Family Musical Mornings
- Community Concerts
- Class Act
- Santa Ana Strings
- OC Can You Play With Us?
- Symphony on the Air
- Student Tickets
- Strings for Generations