A message from Musica Viva In Schools
In the face of the challenging situation surrounding COVID-19, the health and safety of our community – including our musicians, teachers and students – is our highest priority.
Musica Viva understands that schools are dealing with unprecedented issues and we are closely following the advice of the Australian Government. We will continue to reassess our Musica Viva In Schools offering as the situation for schools unfolds, providing updates and options accordingly.
Musica Viva In Schools Online
The team at Musica Viva have been working behind the scenes to provide alternative resources for Australian teachers in this tumultuous time. We are therefore delighted to announce that we are now offering our Musica Viva In Schools program completely online!
This unique online package allows Schools to connect with their communities easily and securely. Whether at home or in the classroom, everyone can share in the excitement of a live, interactive musical performance.
We are excited by this opportunity to continue to bring live music to Australian schools and provide work for our musicians in this challenging time. Over 20,000 children will experience the joy of live music in the opening weeks of the program with over 100 concerts taking place nationally.
In this time of uncertainty and disruption, creativity can enrich a child’s well-being. Musica Viva In Schools Online allows teachers, students, and their families to grow creatively together.
WHAT DOES MUSICA VIVA IN SCHOOLS ONLINE INCLUDE?
- A 50 minute live and interactive online concert, featuring some of Australia’s best musicians, via Webinar
- Easy-to-use online functionality, with a high level of participation from teachers and students during the concert
- Safe and secure online platform with no students visible on screen while at home
- Curriculum-aligned lesson plans for up to 10 weeks, catering for both generalist classroom teachers and music specialists
- Tailored student facing journey designed for independent and remote learning
- Accredited online professional development to help you make the most of our online resources
- Plus so much more!
Online Resource Platform
By booking a Musica Viva In Schools program, whether in school or online incursion, you have access to our easy-to-use online teaching resources. Our curriculum aligned lesson plans and brand-new student learning journeys feature fun, interactive activities and easy-to-use multimedia content to keep your students connected and engaged.
If you have purchased a program for your school, regardless of current booking status, you can login below and access your online resources.
Plus, we will be joined by some of the musicians from your ensemble so you can meet them and ask questions. Register now.
Teacher Support Forum
Join us for a Teacher Support Forum with Musica Viva in Schools Artistic Director, Michael Sollis. These sessions are open to all generalist classroom teachers and music specialists.
Connect with like-minded teachers to discuss the current challenges of teaching music online and explore different creative methods to keep your students connected and engaged. Musica Viva Educators will be on hand to share strategies to help teachers achieve creative learning results.
Next Session: Thursday 13 August, 5:30 - 6:30pm AEST.
Free Teaching Resources
Moving to a digital classroom? Check out some of our free and interactive resources to help your students continue their music education from afar!
Our resources are easy to implement and closely linked with the Australian curriculum to ensure that your students are staying on track with their learning outcomes.
Quick & fun music activities!
We have created a series of quick and fun activities which can be easily implemented in your classroom today. Each video takes you through a musical idea, step by step.
These activities can be taught as a break between lessons or expanded upon, focusing on specific music outcomes and other learning areas.
Our digital resource suite, Musicassentials, assists both generalist and specialist teachers to scaffold simple musical ideas into a term of learning using a range of activities and multimedia resources. Our modules are suitable for Foundation to Year 8 and cover a wide range of topics including simple composition, Irish folk songs, traditional Turkish dance and more.
To help the transition into remote and digital learning, we are making four of our most popular modules available for free via our online platform. Simply visit musicavivainschools.com.au and log in using the credentials provided to gain access.
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Musicadventures is a series of interactive books designed to put learning in the hands of students. Aimed at students aged 6 to 12, the series explores a wide range of culturally diverse music and encourages independent learning and student participation.
The full series is free to download via iTunes and is perfect for students to complete at their own pace, remotely.