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Oct. 20, 2021 For immediate release Contact: Shelby Mattingly 303-355-7855 shelby@insidetheorchestra.org NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS GRANT AWARDED TO INSIDE THE ORCHESTRA DENVER –The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is awarding Inside the Orchestra (IO) with an Arts Engagement in the Community award, which includes a $10,000 grant. “The arts make communities more vibrant …

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Opera for Kids: Opera Conducting, Puzzle, Mad Libs, & Music

About Opera Conducting Opera Puzzle Conductor Steven explains that one of the main differences between conducting an orchestra and conducting an opera is all the different parts that have to come together in a performance. This puzzle is a fun way to visualize many of the things that have to join perfectly in order to …

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Music From Around the World Part Two

Let’s explore music and arts from Japan, Australia, India, and the United States. Check out Music From Around the World Part 1 here. Japan Shojoji is a Japanese nursery rhyme about a hungry raccoon-dog, called a tanuki. In the song, the tanuki taps on its belly like a drum. At Tiny Tots, we featured the …

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Time to Drum!

Videos Watch as percussionist Peter Cooper tells you about the percussion instruments in the orchestra. Percussion Activities Babies Through Preschool Pom Pom Drum Painting This is a fun activity to involve your littlest ones in both music and art-making at the same time! This tutorial makes drum sticks out of pom-poms and wooden dowels, but …

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Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin!

Thank you to Abner Genece for reading us this fun story. Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! is a delightful story about the instruments of the orchestra that includes some simple musical math. Watch and Listen Musical Math for Toddlers through Elementary Toddlers through Preschool Basic counting is an important part of music. Use this simple, …

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Music High and Low

Watch and Listen Woodwind musician Kathryn Simpson shows off some of the high and low note sounds in the woodwind section using her Piccolo and English Horn. Watch a silly straw trick to see how the length of a tube changes the pitch of sound, listen to a beautiful English Horn melody, and then end …

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Inside the Story: Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo

Story Time: Watch and Listen Teaching artist Abner Genece Reads us Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo. Zoo Animal Song Babies to Elementary School One of the reasons we love children’s songs is that the lyrics can be so adaptable to fit any theme or subject. We suggest adapting “The Wheels on the …

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Theatre Games for All Ages

Teaching Artist Heather Hughes has put together a great list of fun theatre games for us. We’ve included a suggested age range for each game. However, the point of theatre games like this is to get people out of their comfort zone and to become comfortable with being uncomfortable and silly, so you can really …

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Music from Around the World

At our Tiny Tots programs last month, little ones and their grown-ups were encircled by our orchestra and special guest performers for a musical tour of the world. We played music from more than 12 different countries and cultures and featured 14 amazing individual guest artists. Here are just a few highlights with some activities …

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Multi-Sensory Music Fun

Multi-Sensory Music Fun Music is more than just sounds – it reaches so many different parts of the brain. Listening to music can spark memories or bring forward unexpected emotions. Music changes the mood of movies and can even alter the way that food tastes. If music crosses the barriers between senses naturally, why not …

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Musical Bingo

What’s Musical Bingo? Musical Bingo is a fun way to help learners young and old to recognize the sounds of the instruments. Your musical ears will really be put to the test as you work towards being able to shout out BINGO in victory! Musical Bingo is the same as regular Bingo, except instead of …

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Let’s Learn to Conduct

Have you ever wondered what a conductor does and how they do it? A conductor’s job is to help the orchestra perform beautifully, keeping the music together and bringing out the best sounds possible as a whole group. This no-prep lesson will have you conducting in no time. Find the Beat Older learners may already …

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