Produced by the TSO, TUNE IN is a collection of 48 stand-alone pages of accessible activities that can be completed online independently or in a group; introducing students to a range of orchestral works from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods, as well as six works specifically written for children by living Australian composers.
Each page provides a video opportunity for students to meet an Australian composer or a TSO musician. Students will learn about sound production, and the science behind it, and TSO musicians will demonstrate how technological innovations developed over hundreds ofyears have led to the creation of the instruments that are played today.
Built around 48 TSO recordings, on each page viewers will meet either a living Australian composer, or a TSO musician who will share information about a work. A ten-question online quiz is provided on every TUNE IN page.
Project creator, TSO Learning and Engagement Executive Jenny Compton, said, ‘We’ve developed a brand-new concept that connects viewers to masterworks from the classical canon alongside vibrant works from Australian composers. In Tasmania we’re lucky to have
unique access to our world class musicians; nearly all instruments of the orchestra are
represented across the six sets, through demonstrations from a dedicated group of TSO
musicians who bring the project to life.’
Available completely free of charge, TUNE IN is an inclusive and easy to use platform,
equally ideal as an education resource for classroom teachers or parents seeking homebased educational activities for their children – not to mention life-long learners eager to
brush up their musical knowledge.
The TSO acknowledges support of ABC Classic and the Hush Foundation in the production of
Give TUNE IN a try, and start exploring the world of music today!