Virtual Classroom

for Opera Based Learning

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Pre-K Music FUNdamentals!

Enjoy a video preview (right) and explore the learning guides below. Teaching artists are available for LIVE video instruction sessions to accompany each video. 
 
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Video One:

Pitch

Welcome to your virtual Opera Learning Class! We have so many fun things to try in this episode. Come along with Ms. Elizabeth, and learn how to make a Magical, MUSICAL, crown that is covered in Pitch Jewels. Follow the schedule to say hello, move your body, have a special guest storytime, visit creation station, and finally rest. **Video can be broken into segments and used independently or together.**

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Video 1 PDF

Learning Guide

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Video 1 DIGITAL

Learning Guide

Key Student Learning Standard Addressed:

NYSED S&L Standard 2

...CCRA.SL.2

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Video Two:

Rhythm

Come along with Ms. Elizabeth, and learn how to make instruments to help the Pirate King with his rhythm! Follow the schedule to say hello, move your body, have a special guest story time, visit creation station, and finally rest. **Reminder - lesson elements can be viewed separately over multiple days for repetition, etc.** All arts and crafts segments will require some materials assembly in advance.

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Video 2 PDF

Learning Guide

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Video 2 DIGITAL

Learning Guide

Key Student Learning Standard Addressed:

NYSED S&L Standard 2

...CCRA.SL.2

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Video Three:

Reading a Score

In the third video of our series, Ms. Elizabeth teaches us about how a musical score is like a map for making music. We will practice making out own scores in Creation Station, and also learn the story of Hansel and Gretel - a brother a sister who could definitely have used a map in their story!

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Video 3 PDF

Learning Guide

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Video 3 DIGITAL

Learning Guide

Key Student Learning Standard Addressed:

NYSED S&L Standard 2

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

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Video Four:

Articulation

In our fourth episode, Ms. Elizabeth introduces us to Colline - who is a philosopher from a famous opera called La Boheme. We'll also learn how to use balloons to make a song in creation station! We will choose sounds that are light, soft, heavy, or loud to help us express happy and sad emotions.

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Video 4 PDF

Learning Guide

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Video 4 DIGITAL

Learning Guide

Key Student Learning Standard Addressed:

NYSED S&L Standard 2

...CCSS.SL.2

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Video Five:

Sound Waves

In our final episode with Miss Elizabeth, we learn about sound waves! Then, we'll learn a new dance called a Polonaise. We will also learn how to make a magical potion instrument on which you can play any combination of notes that you like...and meet a character from an opera who knows a thing or two about potions - the witch Jezibaba!

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Video 5 PDF

Learning Guide

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Video 5 DIGITAL

Learning Guide

Key Student Learning Standard Addressed:

NYSED S&L Standard 2

...CCSS.SL.2

Additional Information: (any additional/supplemental information related to this post will appear below)
Elizabeth Van Os, Teaching Artist

Soprano Elizabeth Van Os is one of New York City’s most dynamic performers, making waves not only as soloist and ensemble member but also as a co-founder of the non-profit Pleiades Project. For her efforts, opera-zine parterre noted her “striking impression,” with additional praise from Voce di Meche for her “lovely, affecting” voice and “justifiable passion.” Born Elizabeth Smith, she holds performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Brigham Young University in Idaho. Learn more by visiting elizabethvanos.com.

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