The Philadelphia Orchestra offers a variety of resources to serve teachers and students who attend School Concerts. Click below for more information.
Carnegie Hall provides every school attending The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Link Up: The Orchestra Moves School Concert with printed curriculum materials, CD/DVD, and digital resources that are aligned with national and state standards. These materials will be mailed upon successful registration for the 2016-17 School Concerts. Optional student workbooks are also available, but must be picked up at the Orchestra offices or at a Teacher Workshop.
Deepen your understanding of the music presented at The Philadelphia Orchestra’s School Concert. Learn important information about using Carnegie Hall’s Link Up: The Orchestra Moves curriculum and resources, and explore techniques for arts-integrated instruction for all teachers.
Tuesday, September 6, 5:00-6:30 PM: Kimmel Center Rendell Room
Friday, September 30, 10:00-11:00 AM: School District of Philadelphia ONLY, National Museum of American Jewish History
Planning Your Visit
Forms and Helpful Information
SDP Class Trip Request Form
SDP Parental Permission Form
16-17 Certificate of Liability Form
Guide to Audience Behavior
Inclement Weather Policy
Directions to the Kimmel Center and Kimmel Center Parking
Parking Near Kimmel Center
Group Leader Instructions and Day of Concert Checklist
Bus Driver Instructions and Transportation Map
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 HEAR@philorch.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Docent requests made less than four weeks before your scheduled concert may not be able to be accommodated.
View the 2015-16 Philadelphia Orchestra School Concert Curriculum Guide, Inside the Music.
View the Pennsylvania academic standards achieved through Inside the Music lessons.
The Philadelphia Orchestra Collaborative Learning department recommends the following websites that support arts education in the classroom.
Teaching and Learning Materials