The San Francisco Symphony salutes educators! Here’s where you will find links to information and materials which teachers can use to keep symphonic music alive in the classroom.
Explore some of the masterworks of classical music, with SFS Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas as your guide. This website was created to accompany the Keeping Score television series broadcast on PBS. Teachers will find useful information and ideas to present to their students.
Teachers in California, Arizona, and Oklahoma have contributed interdisciplinary lesson plans which explore subjects such as reading, math, social studies, and science through the lens of classical music.
This is the premier online destination for kids to learn about music and the symphony orchestra. Geared for ages 8-13, SFSKids.org is suitable not only for kids, but also for parents, families, and schools.
SFS Resident Conductor Donato Cabrera talks about ways for children to listen to symphonic music, and the role the conductor plays.
Learn about the logistics of bringing your students to Davies Symphony Hall.
Available for the first time electronically, the Concerts for Kids Study Guide provides educators with the information they need to prepare students for their upcoming concert at Davies Symphony Hall. Inside, you will find information on the San Francisco Symphony and Davies Symphony Hall, drawings of instruments suitable for duplicating and distributing to the class, background on the music and composers being presented, and a list of suggested activities. Every ticket buyer will receive a paper copy of the Study Guide, along with a CD of the concert repertoire.
Music is a nationally mandated “core curriculum” subject. This document outlines nine broad areas of music learning which should be a part of every child’s education.
Music education goals for the state of California are summarized in this document.