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Elementary Music Teacher of the Year

In recognition of the fact that elementary music teachers make an important and positive difference in young people’s lives, the Dallas Symphony will be honoring these teachers and the impactful work they do by presenting a Music Teacher of the Year Award. This opportunity is open to all Elementary Music Teachers in Dallas ISD with 3 or more years of experience.

Submitting an application is more than a chance to win an award.  Each teacher that invests time into this process also strengthens the DSO’s voice in advocating for music education in North Texas.  We appreciate your support and dedication in this regard.

For more information and an application, Click Here.

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The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is proud to support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics education by partering with the talkSTEM nonprofit organization to provide walkSTEM experiences in the Dallas Arts District and elsewhere. walkSTEM@Dallas Arts District was designed by Dr. Glen Whitney, walkSTEM advisor and founder of the National Museum of Mathematics in New York. walkSTEM is great for anyone wanting to take a look (or a listen) at their environments (and music) in a fun and different way! You may notice things you may have  passed by many times, appreciate the unexpected connections between a wide range of arts, architecture, math, science, engineering, and technology, and flex those problem-solving muscles. Educators are encouraged to download and use the free DSO walkSTEM Activity and also view the short, TEKs-aligned videos at each walkSTEM stop on walkSTEM Academy. These standards-aligned activities will help educators (parents included!) start some engaging conversations and showcase the math and science that is part of our everyday lives and environments.  

The Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra’s mission is to provide music education and performance opportunities for youth with demonstrated musical ability.

The program serves over 450 talented young musicians, performing in two full orchestras, three string orchestras, a wind ensemble, a flute choir, and six jazz combos in the Jazz Institute. GDYO musicians socialize with a diverse group of highly talented peers from over 50 communities in the Metroplex, as well as interacting with professionals from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Wind Symphony and multiple other local music ensembles.

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Music Together

Music Together Dallas is a research-based early childhood music and movement program for families with infants/ toddlers/ preschoolers in Dallas, offering parent-child classes with parent education and encouragement of parent role modelling to children between 0 to 7 years old. 

Their mission is to make an impact to every single child's lifelong learning experience with music and to nurture their parents awareness about the cognitive, academic and behavioral benefits of the Music Together curriculum.

Friends of the Dallas Symphony can receive $20 off tuition by using the promo code "DSO20"! is a children's website from the New York Philharmonic.

WRR, Classical 101.1 FM is a great resource for Classical music, and their web site is the home of the DSO Teen Council Podcasts!

Learning Partners (formerly ArtsPartners) is a nationally recognized collaboration formed by community leaders as a way to provide high-quality arts and cultural activities to all Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) elementary students each year. The program unites the Dallas ISD, the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and more than 100 arts, science and cultural organizations and teaching artists under the guidance of managing partner Big Thought.

Classical USA - Royalty-free recordings of classical music for use in productions and programs.

Classics for Kids a children's website produced by Cincinnati Public Radio that has a multitude of classical music resources.

Music Educators Toolbox is a set of free online resources for music teachers includes lesson plans and activities, summative and formative assessments, video examples, and documented best practices. Designed to be effective and adaptable in a wide variety of music classrooms, the resources were developed through Carnegie Hall’s five-year residency in a New York City elementary/middle school. The Toolbox currently features grade-specific music education resources addressing fundamentals of Rhythm and MeterForm and DesignExpressive QualitiesPitch, and Performing.

Stars & Catz offer many free resources including this list of 88 free music games online which includes composition, ear training, theory, history, rhythm and vocabulary sections. Other resources worth checking out include their online metronome, piano chord finder and printable music sheet templates (including chord sheets for piano and guitar). There's a lot to explore on this site!