Art Bites invite students to join a choir rehearsal, dance ensemble, music practice, art club or a debating team meeting.
These short video lessons in a range of areas offer students a chance to engage in co-curricular activities.
This password protected eResource is to support teachers to teach the Festival of Choral Music 2021 and Primary Proms 2021 repertoire.
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Creative Classes uses our extensive collection of inspiring, and unique video assets that have been adapted into mini websites for teachers to share with their students.
Each website offers high quality stimulus content and provides engaging, independent activities that have been linked to syllabus outcomes in creative arts subjects.
Firebird Forensics was a unique collaborative cross-curriculum composition and performance project to create a dance work that responds to Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite. 30 music students from government school students were given the opportunity to dissect Stravinsky’s Firebird and expand and explore their own composition skills and ideas under the guidance of Paul Rissmann. Dance students were given individual and group choreographic tasks to devise a new work through problem-solving and manipulation of the elements of dance. At the conclusion of the project, the students presented their work in a public performance.
The Arts Unit's guest artist from the In Concert program, 2015, Lior talks about his passion for music from childhood along with insights on how to navigate an artistic journey.
The Arts Unit's annual production 'In Concert' is held at the Sydney Town Hall. The voices of the students involved in the program from all over the state guide the narrative of this wonderful production that is facilitated by The Arts Units' talented staff. Guest artist Casey Donovan performs and shares her views on the importance of arts education.
Composer Sxip Shirey is known for his immersive installation choral experiences. In this workshop, we gain insight into Sxip's methodology as he works with NSW public school students. This workshop was made possible through The Arts Unit's industry partnership with the Sydney Opera House. The Arts Unit industry partnerships give students opportunities to learn and engage with local, national and international artists, creators and practitioners. In addition to the workshop, the students attended a performance of THE GAUNTLET, featuring the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. This performance took place at ANTIDOTE 2018.
International Jazz Day is held globally on 30 April every year.
In 2019 The Arts Unit worked with James Morrison and the organisers of International Jazz Day to provide opportunities for students, teachers and schools to get involved. A composition competition was held for NSW Public Schools students. The joint winners were Flynn Poppleton from Newtown High School of the Performing Arts and Naomi Nogawa-Lewy from Summer Hill Public School!
Their arrangements are now available for school bands to learn. Watch their performance at the Sydney Opera House and download the scores for your band!
What happens when the man-made enters the natural landscape? What will happen to these pristine environments?
Composer Katy Abbott, uses the true events of a cargo ship in 1992 spilling nearly 29,000 duck bath toys into the North Pacific Ocean as the catalyst for her work: Introduced Species.
Six 360 cameras were embedded into the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's performance of Introduced Species to give the viewer a unique and immersive experience of the performance.
A series of Professional Development videos featuring four NSW teachers offering their advice and suggestions on using the Music: Count Us In resources and program in different settings.
Produced by the Department of Education, Arts Unit in collaboration with the Orange Conservatorium, this 30-minute video will equip K-6 classroom teachers with fun and engaging ways to sing with students. Singing is an accessible way to achieve curriculum outcomes and plays a key role in each student's overall musical development.
Explore the concepts of music, introduce fun warm-up songs, rounds, partner songs and music of various genres and places. In addition, this session will help build your confidence to model singing in the classroom.
Employing the unique experience and teaching expertise of Richard Gill, this module provides a specific framework for teachers working with music in Primary classrooms. The module encompasses a range of media and interactive elements, including video, interactive information and progressive questioning to clarify pedagogy.
Internationally renowned performing ensemble Taikoz presents The Beauty Of 8, featuring Guest Artists dancer-drummer Chieko Kojima of the famed KODO taiko group and Shakuhachi Grand Master Riley Lee. This production pulsates with energy and balances the Yin and Yang through the mystical vibrations of Chieko’s Shinto-inspired dance and Riley’s unearthly shakuhachi, and the sonic boom of six Odaiko Grand Drums.
The Beauty Of 8 shines a light on Chieko’s powerful, mesmerising Beauty of Figure-Of-Eight taiko-drumming – is it dance, is it drumming?
The Connections Program provides a range of inclusive teaching, learning and performance opportunities in dance, visual arts, music and drama.
Throughout the year we will be offering arts projects and programs that invite students and their teachers to create their own works based on a central theme. Schools and students will then be invited to showcase their work in Term 3.
This program is open to all students with disability and their teachers.
‘The sound of art’ is a resource that has been created in conjunction with The Australian Chamber Orchestra. It draws inspiration from some of the work of American musician and artist Sharon Roffman, and the many and varied links between the visual arts and music through art appreciation and making. It has been adapted for the NSW context.
27 music students and 8 dancers from schools around NSW come together to work with London Symphony Orchestra animateur Paul Rissman to recreate Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.
Various activities for The Arts Unit programs have been temporarily suspended for the foreseeable future to support efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the safety and wellbeing of students and staff.
Visit the COVID-19 and public schools in NSW web page for more information.