Music From The Inside Out

Sub plans are challenging for music class. How do I keep several different classes, including performing ensembles, theory, and appreciation, engaged for 85 minutes with a sub who may or may not know anything about music? It’s hard enough when I can plan ahead, but what lesson can I leave as an emergency “Mr. D woke up with the flu” plan?

Check out a video called Music From the Inside Out, which follows a group of musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra and discusses several aspects of music and professional music-making. Total runtime is 90 minutes. The class can watch most of the video with the sub, then we’ll finish it when I’m back.

I also created a worksheet for the class to make sure they’re paying attention and focus their thoughts, with homework questions for them to consider. In the next class we’ll finish the video and use the homework sheets to guide a class discussion.


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