Hi! It’s Saturday, April 9, 2011 and time for Music at
Carnegie Hall: Games & Listening Guides
Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12 and beyond, with parental
The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall offers four, free interactive modules that helps students and their families
develop music appreciation skills.
When you get to the site, turn on your speakers and look for icon menu that includes:
*An Interactive History of African American Music – This
interactive has lots of educational content geared for older
students. Trace the development of African American musical
styles and learn about the pioneers who helped define various
genres from gospel to hip hop. See photos, listen to audio
clips, and learn the history of African American music from
the 1600’s through today.
Note: When you click on the icon, a new page opens where
you’ll see the icon again. Look for the word “Launch” below
the icon and click on it to start the interactive.
*Carnegie Hall Animated History – This is fun for kids! Gino, the
Carnegie Hall cat, will be your guide to learning about the
history of Carnegie Hall through engaging videos. Then, play
an interactive maze game featuring important historical
figures from Carnegie Hall’s past.
*Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9 – Listen to Dvorák’s classic, From
the New World. Learn about the 4 themes in each movement of
the piece. Then, play challenging interactive games that test
what you’ve learned such as “Melody Mix-up” and “Unscramble
*The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra – Go on an
instrument safari, guided by animated characters, to collect
all the instruments of the orchestra while you listen to
Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.
This is a terrific resource to engage students of many ages
and interests in music appreciation.