Schedule for Year One

Videoconferencing sessions will begin in term 2 (unless requested otherwise) and will ideally be around 3 weeks apart. ACO staff and musicians will provide introductory sessions in term 1.  All sessions are flexible and can be negotiated according to your class/school commitments.

Term 1 — Preparation (without students)
  • Introduction and course outline video conferencing session with ACO Education Manager
  • Read through course outline and lessons plans and prepare any questions you may have
  • Meet/VC your ACO musician
Term 2

Unit 1:  Introduction — begin the course on your own with students using the Unit 1 Classroom Lesson.  (This is before the first VC!)

Unit 2:  The Instruments of the Orchestra (VC, Unit 2 Classroom Lesson, Art Activity in that order)

Unit 3: Emotion in Music and Art (VC, Unit 3 Classroom Lesson, Art Activity)

Term 3

Unit 4: Listening to the World (VC, Unit 4 Classroom Lesson, Art Activity)

Unit 5: Shapes (VC, Unit 5 Classroom Lesson, Art Activity)

Unit 6: Composer’s Choices (VC, Unit 6 Classroom Lesson, Art Activity)

Term 4

Unit 7: Notation (VC, Unit 7 Classroom Lesson, Art Activity)

Unit 8: Composing (VC, Unit 8 Classroom Lesson, Art/Composing Activity)

Final VC Performance of Student Composition