In-School Programs

String, Woodwind and Brass ensembles bring hands-on training and ensemble performances into the schools through programs designed to complement and enhance your school music program.

In-school Program costs vary according to ensemble size; please
contact Joanne Spencer, Director • joannes@liphilharmonic.org • 631-293-2223 ext. 118
Mara Lepmanis, Education Assistant • maral@liphilharmonic.org • 631-293-2223 ext. 111

The Tortoise and the Hare (K-4) -New Around the World in Music (K-5) -New
Chasing Rainbows (K-5) -New The Frog Prince (K-5) -New
Take Me to the Musical Zoo (K-5) -New The House that Ruthie Built (K-6) -New
TheSteadfast Tin Soldier (K-6) -New Tiki Tiki Tembo and The Flying Head (K-6) -New
Witches and Witzards: A Magical Musical Morning (K-6) -New Dance Around the World (1-6) -New
Music is for the Birds (1-6) -New Name that Tune: The Music Game Show (4-8) -New
Americana: Our Music History (5-8) -New All that Jazz...HIstory (6-12) -New
Forbidden Music: Music from the Holocaust (6-12 & College) Instrumental Coaching by Long Island Philharmonic Musicians (3-12)

Long Island Philharmonic Performance Partners (6-12)

Berlioz the Bear and Friends (preK-3)
Babar the Elephant (preK-4) Jack and the Beanstalk (preK-4)
Peter and the Wolf (preK-5) Broadway Beat (preK-6)
Fairy Tales & Fantasies (preK-6) Bach to Rock (3-6)
Harmony and Haiku (3-6) Long Island Sound of Music (4-8)
Woodwind, Brass or String Ensemble Performance/Worshop (3-12) Classical Meets Jazz (6-12)
 

The Tortoise and the Hare - NEW
Grades K-4

Aesop’s fable The Tortoise and the Hare comes to life through the Long Island Philharmonic Brass Quintet. The players demonstrate their instruments and show music’s ability to make time seem to pass in a variety of ways. Featured is “The Tortoise and the Hare,” composed by a native Long Islander, and other Classical works. Study materials included.

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Around the World in Music - NEW
Grades K-5

Travel around the world with the Long Island Philharmonic String Quintet as you learn about the instruments and some of the world’s greatest music. You’ll visit Japan, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Russia, the Czech Republic and the USA, meeting many famous composers along the way. Study materials included.

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Chasing Rainbows: A Multicultural Musical Experience - NEW
Grades K-5

Take a multicultural world tour in the book, Chasing Rainbows, by flutist Nadine Scharman. Featured are children’s songs from around the world performed by the Long Island Philharmonic Trio as they act out the story. Students learn about world geography, languages, customs and cultures and an important message: Doing what you love to do can make you feel good. Study materials included.

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The Frog Pince - NEW
Grades K-5

The Long Island Philharmonic Woodwind Trio and a trio of actors present Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of The Frog Prince in another one of the Philharmonic’s wonderful literature-based programs. Study materials included.

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Take Me to the Musical Zoo - NEW
Grades K-5

Meet the string family and learn all about its members. The Long Island Philharmonic String Quintet presents a musical zoo with music by Mozart, Britten, Bach, Haydn, Saint-Saëns and others. Some of the animals in the musical zoo are whales, mosquitos, swans, donkeys and elephants. Study materials included.

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The House That Ruthie Built - NEW
Grades K-6

Ruthie, whose dream is to become a professional baseball player, goes on a tour of Yankee Stadium and accidentally gets left behind. After meeting one of the groundskeepers, Ruthie competes in a batting contest at the not-yet-completed new Yankee Stadium and becomes the heroine of the Long Island Philharmonic Woodwind Trio’s story. This fun program is filled with team spirit, girl power, Yankee history and lots of great music.

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The Steadfast Tin Soldier - NEW
Grades K-6

This is Hans Christian Andersen’s delightful tale of the tin soldier with one leg who falls in love with a beautiful ballerina. Members of the Long Island Philharmonic tell the story through music, with students playing the characters. Learn about the author and how music can tell stories. Study materials included.

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Tiki Tiki Tembo and The Flying Head - NEW
Grades K-6

The Long Island Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet and narrator present Tiki Tiki Tembo, a Chinese folk tale and delightful children’s book about a little boy with a very long name, as well as The Flying Head, an old Indian tale.

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Witches and Wizards: A Magical Musical Morning - NEW
Grades K-6

Enter the Long Island Philharmonic Quintet’s world of magical music as the players, representing all the families of the Orchestra, demonstrate their instruments, and perform The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Harry Potter, The Firebird, Wicked, Swan Lake, Hansel & Gretel, The Sword in the Stone, The Wizard of Oz and other selections. Students will learn about how composers create images of witchcraft and sorcery and write music based on literature. Study materials included.

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Dance Around the World - NEW
Grade level: 1-6

Take a world tour with the Long Island Philharmonic String Quartet performing dance music from around the world, including march, ballet, polka, waltz, tango, gavotte, and other works by some of Classical music’s greatest composers. The musicians also demonstrate their instruments, answer questions, and talk about the countries where the dance forms originated. Includes student participation and visual presentation as well. Study materials included.

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Music is for the Birds - NEW
Grade level: 1-6

Music mirrors nature and composers loved to create the sounds of birds and the great outdoors. You’ll think you’re in a bird sanctuary or the wild as the Long Island Philharmonic String Quartet performs works by Haydn, Saint-Saëns, Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Beethoven, Prokofievand Mozart. Students learn all about the string instruments, nature and the endangered birds of Long Island. Study materials included.

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Name that Tune: The Music Game Show - NEW
Grades 4-8

Come to the Long Island Philharmonic’s music game show where students increase their exposure to different genres of music and test their musical knowledge. Train their ears and challenge their minds as they listen to live contemporary, Broadway and Classical music. They may not even realize it, but music is everywhere – in movies, television, on the radio and in everyday life. The audience votes on what piece is being played, with clues and great music provided by players of the Long Island Philharmonic performing on both acoustic and electric instruments.

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Americana: Our Music History - NEW
Grades 5-8

The Long Island Philharmonic Brass Quintet performs patriotic marches, slave tunes, and early Ragtime and Jazz, as well as music by Stephen Foster, John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and others. The musicians demonstrate their instruments and show how American music from pre-Civil War to the Great Depression reflected our political, social, and cultural history, focusing on music, race, popular culture and the transformation of American society during its most tumultuous century.

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All that Jazz...History - NEW
Grades 6-12

Long Island Philharmonic bassist John Carbone, a distinguished Jazz and Classical musician who has played with Gene Krupa, Chet Baker and others, and Jazz vocalist Carol Randazzo present an introduction to Jazz and its history through word and song. The program includes the origins of New Orleans Jazz through the big band era including bebop up to the birth and development of the "Cool." They perform works by Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and others.

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Forbidden Music: Music from the Holocaust
Grades 6-12 & college level

Discover the power of the spirit over oppression. The Long Island Philharmonic String Quartet & Soprano perform music written inside Nazi concentration camps by Jewish composers, many of whom perished. This riveting middle/high school/ college program teaches about censorship, propaganda, resistance, and survival with Holocaust artwork and poetry as the background for the music. Includes extensive study materials and visual arts presentation.

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Instrumental Coaching by Long Island Philharmonic Musicians
Grades 3-12

Long Island Philharmonic woodwind, brass, percussion and string musicians coach band and orchestra students on instrumental techniques and skills in sectional rehearsals, in preparation for concerts or NYSSMA.

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Long Island Philharmonic Performance Partners
Grade level: 6-12

Long Island Philharmonic offers residencies for school orchestras, bands and Choruses. The program includes music chosen jointly by music teachers and Philharmonic Music Director David Wiley (subject to availability), sectional rehearsals, ten hours of intense coaching and personal interaction with professional musicians, a conductor’s rehearsal, a dress rehearsal, and a public side-by-side concert with the Long Island Philharmonic for parents, students and the community.

The program is designed to help students develop a lifelong interest in music and open their minds to the opportunities available to them through music.

For more information about beginning a residency program in your school, please contact Long Island Philharmonic Director of Education Joanne Spencer at 631-293-2223 ext. 118 or Nassau BOCES Arts-in-Education at 516-396-2345.


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Berlioz the Bear and Friends
Grade level: PreK-3

Berlioz has a buzz in his bass fiddle and gets stuck in the mud. Will he make it to the ball? Long Island Philharmonic string players present the story of Berlioz the Bear with help from students playing the role of the animals. Children will learn about how sound is made, musical concepts such as high and low, loud and soft, fast and slow, short and long, etc., and about the instruments telling the story through the music of Berlioz, Rimsky-Korsakov, Saint-Saëns and other great Classical composers. Study materials included.

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Babar the Elephant
Grades preK-4

Jean de Brunhoff’s stories featuring Babar, Cornelius, Celeste and Arthur come to life. The circus sets this story about Babar growing up to be king of the realm. Students are introduced to the instruments with music by Stravinsky, Milhaud, Saint-Saëns, Ponchielli and others performed by the LI Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet. Babar’s story, as told by a professional actor/mime, is intertwined with the music of Poulenc. Study materials included.

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Jack and the Beanstalk
Grades preK-4

In this delightful telling and performance of the tale Jack and the Beanstalk, students learn about string instruments and help to choose the music. Engage your students in this age-old tale performed by either a Long Island Philharmonic string quartet or string trio. Study materials included.

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Peter and the Wolf
Grades preK-5

The Long Island Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet brings the classic story of Peter and the Wolf to life through Prokofiev’s delightful music. A professional actor /mime tells the tale, introduces the instruments and engages the students in the story. Study materials included.

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Broadway Beat
Grade level: PreK-6

Travel to Broadway with your students without leaving your school. A Long Island Philharmonic string quartet performs music from Broadway favorites, including The Lion King, Annie, The Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia, High School Musical and others. Study materials included.

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Fairy Tales & Fantasies
Grades preK-6

Let the composers teach your students about classic fairy tales and fantasies through music. A Long Island Philharmonic string quartet, quintet or trio with flute perform the music of Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, The Magic Flute, Scheherazade and others, and talk about the literature upon which the music is based. Study materials included.

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Bach to Rock
Grades 3-6

The Long Island Philharmonic String Quartet takes you on a journey through music history as it performs works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Joplin, Strauss, Ellington, Zeppelin, The Beatles and more. Along the way, students will learn about many musical forms including Classical, Romantic, Jazz, Ragtime and Rock, as well as the instruments, both acoustic and electric. Study materials included.

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Harmony and Haiku
Grade level: 3-6

Creativity abounds as the LI Philharmonic String Quartet/Quintet engages students through words, music and art. Students create original works of art based on the music. They write haikus, the ancient Japanese poetry art form. The musicians set the haikus to music, accompanied by students playing percussion. Children learn about how words, music and rhythm work together through themes by Saint-Saëns and Mozart. Note: details for submitting student creations will be discussed in advance. Study materials included.

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Long Island Sound of Music
Grades 4-8

Students discover their own roots by exploring Long Island through the music of composers who have called it their home. Long Island Philharmonic woodwind, brass or string ensembles take your students on a musical journey through Long Island with music by Britten, Cohan, Rachmaninoff, Chapin, Berlin, Sousa, Gould, Joel and Armstrong. Study materials included.

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Woodwind, Brass or String Ensemble Performance/Workshop
Grades 3-12

Long Island Philharmonic woodwind, brass and string ensembles bring hands-on training into the schools through programs that complement and enhance your own school music program. Teachers choose from a range of programs, including: instrument introduction to help young students choose an instrument, workshops, sectional rehearsals, master classes, side-by-side rehearsals for band/orchestra students, and more.

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Classical Meets Jazz
Grades 6-12

Meet LI Philharmonic’s dynamic, young Music Director, David Wiley. An accomplished Jazz and Classical pianist, conductor and composer, Maestro Wiley and Orchestra members (flute, percussion and bass) perform works by Jazz legend Claude Bolling, Ragtime composer Scott Joplin and one of America’s best-known composers, George Gershwin. Study materials included.

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For more information about MusicLIvz, Long Island Philharmonic's Arts-in-Education Program,
contact Joanne Spencer, Director • joannes@liphilharmonic.org • 631-293-2223 ext. 118
Mara Lepmanis, Education Assistant • maral@liphilharmonic.org • 631-293-2223 ext. 111

     
 
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