ACO Music & Art
The original school-based Music & Art Program was designed and authored by Sharon Roffman, a world-renowned violinist from America, and very special friend of the ACO. We have adapted and re-designed these activities for students to participate in at home.
The Music & Art Program comprises a series of 8 lessons, each containing:
- A video lesson with worksheet for students to complete independently;
- Some additional music listening or art appreciation activities; and
- A practical art activity.
We have designed the activities to be completed over an 8 to10-week period but you could cover all activities in each lesson in one session, or spread the activities out throughout the week at your own pace. The Program is suitable for students in upper primary school but can easily be adapted for slightly younger or older students.
The end goal of the Program is that students will imagine and create their own musical composition. This is not as hard as it seems. Each lesson will lead students through a series of activities which will help them get to the end result. No musical experience or knowledge is necessary.
As an added bonus, students will be able to submit their musical ‘compositions’ to the ACO, with the chance to have an ACO musician interpret, perform and record their very own piece.
We would also love you to share your artworks throughout the Program with us and we will be posting highlights of student work on our website and social media platforms.
We hope you enjoy learning more about musical concepts and instruments, listening to some wonderful music, and making inspiring art!