MUSIC ACTIVITY PARTNERSHIP

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Teachers and Administrators

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The Music Activity Partnership program (MAP) provides a variety of musical resources to students and teachers in eight Chicago Public Schools.

Launched in the fall of 1998, the Music Activity Partnership program (MAP) was created in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools in an effort to serve schools lacking comprehensive music programs or access to musical training. Since 1998, 38 CPS elementary schools have participated in the MAP program.

MAP works with select CPS elementary schools over a three year period to introduce students and classroom teachers in 4th through 6th grade to the symphony orchestra, helping to develop and expand understanding and enjoyment of music. 

Each year, MAP offers participating students and teachers the following array of musical learning opportunities:

  • Attendance at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Youth Concerts at Symphony Center
  • Engaging in-school performances by small groups of CSO and Civic Orchestra musicians
  • Interactive classroom visits by CSO teaching artists
  • Hands-on professional development workshops for participating teachers
  • A wide range of classroom instruments and other resources

A primary goal of the MAP program is to provide substantial training and resources for teachers to comfortably and successfully incorporate musical activities into a variety of subject areas.

Support for the 2012/13 Music Activity Partnership program is generously provided by the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation and the Peter G. Horton Charitable Trust.

MUSIC ACTIVITY PARTNERSHIP SCHOOLS

Chicago Public Schools participating in the MAP program during the 2012/13 season

Brentano Math and Science Academy
 (Logan Square) |
 
Caldwell Academy of Math and Science
 (Stony Island Park) |
 
Clinton Elementary School
 (West Rogers Park) |
 
Haugan Elementary School
 (Albany Park) |
 
Henderson Elementary School
 (West Englewood) |
 
Passages Charter School
 (Edgewater) |
 
Pickard Elementary School
 (Heart of Chicago/Pilsen) |
 
Sandoval Elementary School
 (Gage Park) 

MAP STUDENT PORTRAITS OF BEETHOVEN

During the 2009/10 school year, students participating in the MAP program explored the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven. The portraits below were painted by students at Manuel Perez Elementary School in the Pilsen Neighborhood.

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Alexandra
Zanabria


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Alexis
Luna


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Angel
Lopez


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Daniel
Martinez


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Letter from a MAP student about the 2009/10 CSO Youth Concert

“Thank you for the beautiful music that you played. I enjoyed it very much. I have noticed that violins and the other instruments sound very great together when you play them. I would like to play a violin too but I don’t know how to play one yet.

Thank you for teaching me more about Beethoven. I learned that Beethoven lost his hearing one day and felt lonely. I learned about his beautiful music too. Like how it sounds. I learned that Beethoven wrote music to express his feelings. I learned that Beethoven had a sense of humor. Next time I would like to come again because of your beautiful music you played.”

– Gisel

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Gabriel
Alejandro


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Gisel
Castro


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Nadia
Hernandez


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Patrick
Marquez


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MUSIC ACTIVITY PARTNERSHIP SCHOOLS

MAP PROGRAM LESSON PLANS

The lessons below were designed by MAP program teaching artists and implemented in Chicago Public School classrooms. These lessons introduce basic musical concepts and classical repertoire to help develop students’ understanding and enjoyment of classical music. They are formatted here to be accessible to classroom teachers who do not have significant musical training or support by a teaching artist. Included in each lesson is a listing of corresponding Illinois Learning Standards in the Fine Arts and other core academic areas.

Claude Debussy's La Mer Lesson (PDF) >
Conduct The Orchestra Lesson (PDF) >
Echo Clapping Lesson (PDF) >
Find the Pulse Lesson (PDF) >
Rapid Response Lesson (PDF) >
Rhythm Chant Lesson (PDF) >
Spring from the Four Seasons Lesson (PDF) >
Two Versions of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Lesson (PDF) >