Week 10: Music & Culture
In the final instalment of the Music & Culture: Home Learning Series, students will reflect on previous thematic explorations and will also work to uncover the music traditions of diverse world cultures. Bringing the series full-circle, students will conclude their hard work with the creation of a soundscape composition!
Week 9: Music & Human Rights
In this week’s installment, we examine the interplay between music and human rights! With reference to the UN Declaration of Human Rights, students will engage with the powerful musicality and civil rights activism of Nina Simone, and the melodious calls for peace of Bob Dylan.
Week 8: Music & Wellness
This week, we turn our attention to role music plays in happy and healthy living! Throughout this action-packed activity package, students will engage with the music of prolific composers Edvard Grieg and Léo Delibes, as well as popular musical groups Vulfpeck and The Beatles!
Week 7: Music & The Animal Kingdom
Join us as we take a musical venture into the world of the animal kingdom! Along the way, students will listen to the sounds of wildlife, and will also encounter the animal-inspired works of Camille Saint-Saëns and Sergei Prokofiev!
Week 6: Music & The Ocean
It’s time to dive deep into this week’s theme: music and the ocean! From the rich textures and harmonies characteristic of Claude Debussy to the nature-infused artistry of Ben Mirin, the ocean continues to serve as a source of grand inspiration!
Week 5: Music & Pop Culture
This week, we take a look at music and art in pop culture! Join us as we explore the artistry of music industry giant Pharrell Williams and the legendary jazz musician Miles Davis. You definitely won’t want to miss out!
Week 4: Music & Math
Let’s uncover the fascinating relationships between music and math! From the symmetry and balance of Mozart to the captivating minimalism of Reich, this activity package is sure to engage both the analytical- and creative-minded.
Week 3: Music & Technology
Join us as we delve into the world of musical technologies! From the fantastically bizarre sounds of the Blue Man Group to the beautiful computer-generated melodies of a non-human composer, there is much to uncover!
Week 2: Music & Outer Space
The starry expanse of the night sky is full of wonder! This week, we travel into the unknown of outer space to explore music from a new and exciting perspective. Students will explore the inspiration behind Gustav Holst’s ‘The Planets’ and the iconic, cinematic themes of John Williams’ Star Wars.
Week 1: Music & Nature
Discover the rich connections between the music you love and the natural world around us! Exploring the distinguished brilliance of Antonio Vivaldi and the captivating, nature-packed sound curations of Ben Mirin, this activity package is sure to spark the imaginations of the curious-minded.