The Exploring Music streaming archive website has been created in part as a tool for educators and orchestra/band directors to use for educational purposes.
Special education institution subscription are available at highly affordable costs and allow dozens of students/young musicians from a given institution to log-on to the site at school or at home.
For details on subscriptions for your educational institution, please contact Tony Macaluso via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.279.2114
Among the ways educators can use the site are for:
- 1)In-class lectures and discussions
Teachers of music appreciation, introduction to music and other classes can easily access and play excerpts from the programs to illustrate ideas, both using Bill’s commentary and the pieces of music that he’s discussing.
- 2)Preparing pieces of music with orchestras and bands
Bill’s commentary on pieces provides a marvelous insight into composers whose works young musicians may be performing.
- 3)Research and homework assignments
These programs provide a highly engaging way for students to learn about classical music outside of class and can help orient students while they are working on papers or other research projects.
In addition, with Bill McGlaughlin’s guidance we intend to develop lesson plans for a number of the programs on the site that educators can adapt for classroom use.
Also, Bill will be available for online Q&A sessions with students at certain points throughout the year.
If you have other ideas or questions about how to use the Exploring Music site for educational purposes, please contact us via email at tmacaluso at wfmt.com or 773.279.2114.
The Exploring Music streaming website is made possible by Mr. & Mrs. William Gardner Brown and Susan & Richard Kiphart.
Thanks to Oxford Music Online, the home of Grove® Music Online and the access point for other Oxford online music reference subscriptions.