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Premium Programs & Resources

Welcome to the Met Opera Guild Virtual Residency programming page! On this page you will find our premium content for academic partners. In addition to the content you see highlighted here, our talented staff of teaching artists are available to work with you to create a custom learning solution for your students. We specialize in Integrated Arts Education, and would love to help you dream about what Opera-Based Learning could do for your students!

 

Watch a free preview and explore each series in more detail by clicking the main image for each listing. CONTACT US for more information about content currently in development or to schedule a consultation for customized virtual in-school programming. 

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Black Voices in American Music:

A Singing History

Lauren Scales, Teaching Artist
Student Learning Standards Addressed:
NYSED Reading Standard 7
NYSED S&L Standards 2 and 3
NYSED Language Standard 4
CCSS.ELA-Reading.CCRA.R.7
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CCSS.ELA-Language.CCRA.L.4

This eight-part series focuses on the range of singing traditions that encompass African and other Black Americans' contributions to our American musical style. From West African Griots all the way up through modern Rap, your students will explore a wide variety of musical genres and styles all while simultaneously building their musical and cultural knowledge. 

This series is free to stream in its entirety. Please enjoy, and tag us to discover other Opera-Based Learners around the world!

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Learn and Perform 'Seasons of Love'

Shawn Farrar, Teaching Artist
Student Learning Standards Addressed:

NYSED Reading Standard 7

NYSED Reading Standard 6

NYSED S&L Standard 2

CCSS.ELA-Reading.CCRA.R.7

CCSS.ELA-Reading.CCRA.R.6

CCSS.ELA-Speaking and Listening.CCRA.SL.2

Appropriate for middle school students. This five-part video series will teach you how to sing and perform the corresponding American Sign Language to the popular Broadway song 'Seasons of Love' from the musical Rent. In additional to building basic singing technique and learning new words in ASL, you will also learn how to follow a musical score and begin to learn how to sight read a vocal part.

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#SingSignLove

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Sailing the High C's - Sea Shanty Sing-a-Long

Hannah Goodman, Teaching Artist
Student Learning Standards Addressed:

NYSED Reading Standard 7

NYSED S&L Standard 2

NYSED Writing Standard 3

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Join Miss Hannah and her trusty sidekick Marco in this fun and energetic series exploring call and response sea shanties. This series was originally created for 3rd - 5th grade students at Public School 373 on the northwest tip of Staten Island where students have a view from their desks of ships from all over the world arriving and departing New York Harbor. This series is fun for the whole family/classroom to sing along joyfully!

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#SailingHighC

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The Composer's Corner

Andrea Palma, Teaching Artist
Student Learning Standards Addressed:

NYSED Reading Standard 1

NYSED Reading Standard 5

NYSED Writing Standard 3

CCSS. ELA-Reading.CCRA.R.1

CCSS.ELA-Reading.CCRA.R.5

CCSS.ELA-Writing.W.3

In this series, students will adapt a segment of text from Amanda Gorman's poem from the recent presidential inauguration into their own original songs! Met Guild Teaching Artist Andrea Palma takes us step by step as we discover the beat, determine melodic direction, discuss dynamics and articulation, and finally work within a harmonic structure. Learners with no previous musical experience will be able to use our unique music notation system to quickly capture their creativity!

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#ClimbHillSong

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Pre-K Music FUNdamentals!

Elizabeth Van Os, Teaching Artist
Student Learning Standards Addressed:

NYSED S&L Standard 2

NYSED Reading Standard 7

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CCSS.ELA-Reading.CCRA.R.7

This video series created by Elizabeth van Os is designed for pre-readers and features lots of active, hands-on creative activities. Each episode can be further broken down into one of three main segments: 1) hello/goodbye songs and active movement, 2) story time where we meet a new opera character each week, and 3) a fun craft activity to help us explore the musical concepts of pitch, rhythm, reading a score, articulation, and sound waves!

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Writing Lyrics For a Character

Brandon Anderson, Teaching Artist
Student Learning Standards Addressed:

NYSED Reading Standard 1

NYSED Writing Standard 3

NYSED Language Standard 5

CCSS.ELA-Reading.CCRA.R1

CCSS.ELA-Writing.CCRA.W.3

CCSS.ELA-Language.CCRA.L5

Appropriate for High School students or adult learners. In this five-part video series Met Guild Teaching Artist Brandon Anderson teaches us techniques to write our own original song lyrics using inspiration from any still image. This High School creative writing learning series would make an excellent supplement to any ELA Learning module, and continually focuses on the learning standards you see listed below. Click the Main Image to learn more about this series!

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#ImageToLyrics

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Live on Air! Using Sound FX to Express Emotions

Gina Hanzlik, Teaching Artist
Student Learning Standards Addressed:

NYSED Reading Standard 1

NYSED Reading Standard 6

NYSED Writing Standard 3

CCSS.ELA-Reading.CCRA.R.1

CCSS.ELA-Reading.CCRA.R.6

CCSS.ELA-Writing.CCRA.W.3

Appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students. In this five-part video series, Met Guild Teaching Artist Gina Hanzlik shows us how we can use sound effects ('FX') to enhance a drama based on a graphic novel. This standards rich series focuses on close reading and interpreting and performing text from the graphic novel 'When Stars are Scattered.'

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#StorySoundFX

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Libretto Writing Through Pop and Rock Songs

Gracie Nash, Teaching Artist
Student Learning Standards Addressed:

NYSED Reading Standard 1

NYSED Reading Standard 4

NYSED Writing Standard 3

CCSS.ELA-Reading.CCRA.R.1

CCSS.ELA-Reading.CCRA.R.4

CCSS.ELA-Writing.CCRA.W.3

Appropriate for upper elementary - high school students. This STANDARDS RICH five-part video series will teach you how to create your own song lyrics by studying and then using various songwriting methods of Pop and Rock singer/songwriters. Met Guild Teaching Artist Gracie Nash invites you to join her in this fun and exciting learning series!

#OperaBasedLearning

#LibrettoPopRock

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Compose Your Own ORIGINAL Song!

Elizabeth Van Os, Teaching Artist
Student Learning Standards Addressed:

NYSED Writing Standard 3

NYSED Writing Standard 4

NYSED S&L Standards 2 and 3

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In this STANDARDS RICH writing series appropriate for upper elementary students. Met Guild Teaching Artist Elizabeth Van Os teaches us to compose our own original song with words. In this five-video series, we will: write lyrics, build a Sound Universe, explore rhythm and beat, learn about melody and singing, and finally we will produce our song! Students will use Chrome Music Lab to produce their own accompaniment tracks for their original compositions.

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#MyOriginalSong

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Creating Lyrics with Pop and Rock Music

Gracie Nash, Teaching Artist
Student Learning Standards Addressed:

NYSED Reading Standard 1

NYSED Reading Standard 6

NYSED Reading Standard 4

CCSS. ELA-Reading.CCRA.R.1

CCSS.ELA-Reading.CCRA.R.6

Have you ever thought about being a songwriter? Join NYC-based singer/songwriter Gracie Nash in this STANDARDS RICH series as she leads us in adapting the story of the Boston Tea Party into our own uniquely individual songs. Using examples and techniques of other singer/songwriters we will explore imagery, themes, character point of view, heightened language, poetic devices, and song structure.

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#LibrettoPopRock

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Sing and Sign "I Love a Rainy Night"

Shawn Farrar, Teaching Artist
Student Learning Standards Addressed:

NYSED Reading Standard 7

NYSED Reading Standard 6

NYSED S&L Standard 2

CCSS.ELA-Reading.CCRA.R.7

CCSS. ELA-Reading.CCRA.R.6

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This five-part video series designed for upper elementary students will teach you how to sing and perform the corresponding American Sign Language to the popular song 'I Love a Rainy Night.' In addition to building basic singing technique and learning new words in ASL, you will also learn how to follow a musical score and begin to learn how to sight read a vocal part.

#OperaBasedLearning

#SingSignRainyNight

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Let's Solve a Magic Music Mystery!

Gina Hanzlik, Teaching Artist
Student Learning Standards Addressed:

NYSED Reading Standard 5

NYSED Reading Standard 4

CCSS. ELA-Reading.CCRA.R.5

CCSS. ELA-Reading.CCRA.R.4

In this five-part learning series designed for upper elementary students, Gina Hanzlik leads students in a variety of fun activities exploring the lyrics and structure of the song "We Are" by Jon Batiste.

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