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The Counterpoint Classroom

Welcome, music teachers!

The Counterpoint Classroom is a companion resource to The Counterpoint Club. It is a free resource designed to help orchestra, band, choir, and private music teachers integrate the podcast into their virtual studio or classroom settings. Designed for students 8th grade and older, the materials are based on a curriculum designed by the Skyros Quartet for the Emerald City Chamber Music Organization (ECCHO) in-school chamber music program and the Tuned In! Summer Student Festival, the youth programs of Chamber Music Madness. In The Counterpoint Classroom, you will find the Teacher Guides for Opus 1 and Opus 2. The Guide features three lesson ideas or assignments for each episode, to help you incorporate the podcast into your teaching:

  1. An activity for your entire class to participate in together
  2. An activity for smaller breakout groups
  3. An activity for an individual student

Each activity is designed to be completed after students have listened to an episode. Feel free to flesh out these basic outlines, modify them to suit your situation, or use them as a springboard to create your own discussions, assignments, and materials related to the content of The Counterpoint Club.

Chamber Music Madness is happy to offer The Counterpoint Classroom and Teacher Guide for free! We ask for a simple favor – let us know what you think! Your feedback about how you have incorporated the podcast into your classroom or studio, and shared its value with your students, is incredibly important to us. Please help us expand and improve the podcast for your students by responding to our Teacher Feedback Questionnaire. Thank you.

All episodes are listed and summarized on the Episodes page, where you will also find a list of the ENCORE full guest interviews.

Opus 1 Teacher Guide:
Opus 1 Teacher Guide

Opus 2 Teacher Guide:
Opus 2 Teacher Guide