Music From Home will be an interactive video series for use in your virtual classroom or your home. Designed to inspire you and give you a look into a composer’s mind, it will include three series for you to choose from – In the Game: Music in Video Games, Composer’s Spotlight, and Local Legends. Please keep an eye on this page for the release!
“Get out, and go do things you wouldn’t necessarily think you’d want to go do, because it will make you better just by having a bigger rolodex of ideas in your brain.” – Jared Emerson-Johnson, Composer for Telltale Games
In the Game: Music in Video Games
“In the Game,” designed for grades 6-12, will put you inside the mind of the composers who make music for your favorite games including Among Us, Super Mario Bros, and more! Explore the music theory behind familiar game themes, as well as how you can write like these composers!
“Composer’s Spotlight,” adaptable for all ages, will be a look into the lives and styles of a handful of lesser-known composers. Take a dive into a snapshot of music history, learn about composition styles, and compose your own short piece using different techniques developed by these composers.
“Local Legends,” adaptable for all ages, will be a look into the lives and styles of musicians living, working, and composing right here in your community. This series will include short interviews with these musicians as they discuss what impact classical music has had on their lives, and how it influences their work. The series will demonstrate the practical application of music theory, explore real-world musical careers, and give an inside look on the music business.
National Arts Standards
MU:Cr1.1.2 improvise rhythmic and melodic patterns and musical ideas for a specific purpose.
MU:Re8.1.PK with substantial guidance, explore music’s expressive qualities (such as dynamics and tempo).
VA:Cr1.1.1a engage collaboratively in exploration and imaginative play with materials.
Music From Home, produced by J Tyler Franklin, is a free resource for teachers, students, parents, and community members available on our YouTube channel. We encourage you to share photos and videos of your progress while tagging WUOL and hash-tagging #musicfromhome so we can share the joy of music education with others.
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Supported by PNC, Norton Foundation, and Louisville Forward