Teacher Resources


The Philadelphia Orchestra offers an array of resources to serve teachers planning to bring groups to one of our School Concerts.

Concert Preparation Materials

For the 2019-20 season, The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks. The Carnegie Hall website has many free digital resources available: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Educators/Link-Up/Resources/The-Orchestra-Rocks

Teacher Workshops

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s free workshops prime teachers for the optimal experience in preparing students for School Concerts. At a workshop, teachers can deepen their understanding of the music to be performed at the concert, become acquainted with best practices for implementing the Link Up curriculum, and explore techniques for arts-integrated instruction more broadly.

Planning Your Visit 

Forms and Helpful Information

SDP Class Trip Request Form
SDP Parental Permission Form
Certificate of Liability Form
Guide to Audience Behavior
Inclement Weather Policy
Directions to the Kimmel Center and Kimmel Center Parking
Group Leader Instructions 

Docent Program

Enhance the quality of your School Concert experience with a free classroom visit from an Orchestra docent. These knowledgeable volunteers help prepare students for the concert with a presentation designed to increase their knowledge and understanding of the music, musicians, and the concert hall.

Docent visits are free of charge and available to school groups who purchase 25 tickets or more. Request a docent presentation when ordering your tickets or by sending an e-mail to school_concerts@philorch.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Docent requests made less than four weeks before your scheduled concert may not be able to be accommodated.

 

Recommended Websites

The Philadelphia Orchestra Collaborative Learning department recommends the following websites that support arts education in the classroom.

Orchestras Online

     The Philadelphia Orchestra

     New York Philharmonic Kidszone

     Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids
     San Francisco Kids

   

Due to rapidly evolving developments, and in accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s recommendation that all large gatherings be suspended to limit community transmission of COVID-19, all scheduled Philadelphia Orchestra rehearsals, performances, and events through May 10, 2020, are cancelled. Learn more

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