This is an iPad app about the design and roles of a symphony orchestra. It introduces students to the various sections of an orchestra: strings, woodwind, brass and percussion and allows them to explore and listen to the individual instruments as well as the collective sound of the orchestra. The app provides profiles of the Concertmaster and fifteen Melbourne Symphony Orchestra musicians where they talk about their instrument, their commitment to practice and what they considered their greatest performance.
F, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Music > Foundation Level > Respond and Interpret > VCAMUR020
Respond to music, expressing what they enjoy and why
Music > Levels 1 and 2 > Respond and Interpret > VCAMUR024
Respond to music, communicating their preferences and discussing where and why people make and perform music
Music > Levels 3 and 4 > Respond and Interpret > VCAMUR028
Identify features of the music they listen to, compose and perform, and discuss the purposes it was created for using music terminology
Music > Levels 5 and 6 > Respond and Interpret > VCAMUR032
Explain how aspects of the elements of music are combined to communicate ideas, concepts and feelings by comparing music from different cultures, times and locations
App, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestral Music, Music appreciation, Music Performance, Apps
Students investigate the roles and operations of a contemporary symphony orchestra.
Students explore profiles of individual members of the orchestra and the instruments they play.
This is a valuable resource for the music curriculum, particularly for the Responding strand in the Foundation to year 8 bands. The capacity to explore the individual roles of orchestra members and to explore the physical arrangement of the orchestra through a simple and engaging interface allows users to see and hear high quality audio of individual instruments and of the collective power of the combined orchestra.