School Programs: Elementary

Boise Phil has created a robust educational program that is designed to support sequential music education in the classroom.

Music is core to a well-rounded education and the Boise Phil believes in providing access to high-quality learning to all students across Idaho. That’s why all Boise Phil education programs are free. In addition to elementary school curriculum and school concerts, Boise Phil musicians developed an online library of video resources to support teachers in the classroom as well as in-classroom visits.

Elementary (Grades 3-5) School Programs Include:
Sonic Boom! A 10-week classroom curriculum
School Concerts
Online learning resources

If you need more information, please contact education@boisephil.org.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM


Sonic Boom!

Sonic Boom! is an entertaining “how to” series that establishes a foundation for listening to and appreciating music for students in grades 3 – 5. Inspired by the musical storytelling of Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf”, this ten-week program integrates illustrated stories with music to promote music literacy and guide young audiences in “audiation” – connecting music and the imagination.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SONIC BOOM!

SCHOoL CONCERTS
School Concerts

School Concerts are a flagship event in the Boise Phil’s season. Prior to the pandemic, School Concerts were live concert performances designed for elementary students. They have touched the lives of nearly every young person who has grown up in the Treasure Valley over the last two decades and are an annual tradition for the educators who bring students to the concert halls. Normally these free concerts are held in person at the Morrison Center in Boise and the Brandt Center in Nampa, and serve elementary students from Boise, West Ada, Nampa, Caldwell, and Vallivue School Districts and beyond.

Sign up For this year’s SCHOOL CONCERT

This season’s school concert is a culmination of learning from the Sonic Boom! classroom curriculum. The concert program includes:

Ottorino Respighi: Pines of Rome, mvt. 1
Edvard Grieg: “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt Suite
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra opening
Samuel Coleridge Taylor: “La Tarantella” from Petit Suite
John Williams: Selections from E.T.

THE FREE VIRTUAL SCHOOL CONCERT IS NOW AVAILABLE TO WATCH!

In an attempt to reach school district’s across the state of Idaho, last year’s virtual school concert will be available to view in the classroom. The Concert will feature the Boise Phil orchestra led by Jennifer Drake. If you would like to be notified when the concert video is live, please register online. Virtual School Concert Registration 

MEET THE CONDUCTOR

Would you like one of our amazing Music Directors to come visit your treasure valley school’s orchestra, band, or choir and provide a master class or clinic? Click here!

Learning RESOURCE LIBRARY
Meet the Instruments

 

 

Meet the Instruments – 17 videos introducing the various instruments of the modern symphonic orchestra. Here you can see Boise Phil musicians demonstrating how to make sound, tips for beginning on a new instrument, and why they love to play

Meet the Ensemble – 4 videos our ensembles (strings, winds, brass, and percussion). Each ensemble demonstrates the various skills and techniques that go into creating a chamber music performance including tips for choosing repertoire, rehearsing, and working together to create musical excellence.

Meet the Conductor – Meet Boise Phil Youth Orchestra Director Jennifer Drake! This video is geared toward junior high and high school music programs.

CLICK HERE TO LOGIN AND ACCESS THE VIDEOS

If you are an educator or a musician and would like a password needed to access the library of videos, please complete this form to gain access: Boise Phil Educator Resource Registration