RSO in School Projects
Each year, through the RSO in Schools program, Regina Symphony Orchestra musicians visit schools to offer an engaging and educational musical presentation. Students experience live orchestral music, interact with musicians, ask questions, and have fun while learning.
The goals of the RSO in Schools program are:
- To introduce students to orchestral artistic expression
- To contextualize and enhance ideas already taught in class
- Exploration of identity, culture, and different perspectives through music
- Meet the outcomes of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education
- To teach music literacy
In 2020-21 the RSO presented a virtual performance of The Crow’s Prophecy. This performance is available for free including a teachers’ guide with activities and tools for further learning.
The Crow’s Prophecy, written by RSO principal flute Marie-Noelle Berthelet, demonstrates how music can tell stories, express ideas, and share emotions. Through a series of activities and demonstrations, these ideas are consolidated through the telling of The Crow’s Prophecy. This is the make-believe story of how principal oboe, Tamsin Johnson, began playing the oboe.
Click here to access this performance and teaching materials.
In 2022, the RSO has two virtual performances planned – one for high school students and one for elementary schools.
Enough is Enough: Poetry By Zoey Roy is a powerful 30-minute performance tailored to Saskatchewan Ministry of Education learning outcomes in Social Studies, Music, and English Language Arts for grades 8-12. Cree-Dene-Métis spoken word poet, Zoey Roy, composer/arranger Juliet Palmer, and producer Omar Ballantyne form a powerhouse collaboration with the RSO to create poetry, music, and accompanying teaching materials reflecting on the prairie provinces, history, identity, and Indigenous voices.
VIDEO TO BE POSTED IN JANUARY
Information on the second video will shared soon.
The RSO in Schools program is presented by SaskTel.