Teacher Workshops

Delve into the expansive world of orchestral music through the SSO Schools Concerts Professional Learning workshops.

K–8 Teacher Workshop

Designed to to suit teachers with little music training through to Stage 4 specialist teachers, these sessions present interactive classroom activities for engaging students of all ages through listening, moving and performing activities in preparation for the live concert experience. Each practical session will present activities from the teachers resource kit to get you started in the classroom.

Tue 13 Feb, 9am–2pm
Holy Cross College, Ryde


Who Needs a Conductor Anyway? 
9am–10:30am (Years K–8)
Listening to and observing music in performance. An exploration of the concerto genre and how a soloist, orchestra and conductor work together. Enticing students to listen and look at orchestral music.

Introduced Species 
10:45am–12:15pm (Years K–8)
Music and contemporary issues. Composer Katy Abbott explores the process of composition and introduces ways to engage students in composition in response to visual imagery and contemporary issues.

The Happiness Box
12:45pm–2pm (Years K–6)
Music and storytelling. An exploration of Australian composer Bryony Marks’ score for this very special story with cross-curriculum links to English and history.


SSO on Tour!

Wed 4–Fri 6 Apr
Nowra, Wollongong and Mittagong
Designed to support teachers preparing students to attend the Polka Dots and Moonbeams concert in our regional tour, these Professional Learning days are a unique opportunity for regional teachers to engage with leading music educators.

Please send expressions of interest to education@sydneysymphony.com



K–8 Teacher Workshops
First Teacher: included in Participation Fee or $120
Additional Teachers $80

SSO on Tour! Professional Learning
First Teacher: included in Participation Fee or $20
Additional Teachers $20

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