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Connect your child, student, or classroom with the the ASO through these teaching guides. Discover the influence of heroes, Presidents, and more through these composers!

Explorer Episodes: Dancing and Connecting through Alabama with the Symphony 

Dr. Rob Lyda of Cary Woods Elementary guided teachers through cross-curricular lesson plans using interactive video recordings of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Through Johann Strauss' Blue Danube Waltz and Tritsch Tratsch Polka, he connects to significant moments and places in Alabama's History and compares and contrasts the two musical forms of dance. (These lesson plans were developed for K-6th Grade.)

What is a composer? 

What is a theme?

What is an ensemble?

What is an expressive element?

What is meter?

What is form?