Education

Education Kit
For all its productions, Oorkaan develops appropriate educational material that connects to the three core objectives of education: music to express and communicate feelings and experiences; reflecting on one's own work and that of others; acquiring knowledge and appreciation for aspects of cultural heritage. A professional education specialist will put together an education kit that the teacher can give in class in preparation for the concert visit. The education material consists of receptive- and active music education around the visit to a concert.

For more information about our education projects, contact Maaike-Merel van Baarzel via education@oorkaan.nl.

Edge programming

Edge programming

Oorkaan likes to complete the concert experience with peripheral programming. Offering, for example, a workshop or meet & greet with the musicians adds something to the experience of the staged concert. Children come into contact with live music in a different way. Everything is possible at Oorkaan. We are happy to create a fringe program tailored to your needs. From a short meet & greet after the performance, to a mini music festival, we like to think along with the possibilities!

WORKSHOP 'Create your own radio play'

WORKSHOP 'Create your own radio play'

In addition to our world-renowned staged concerts, Oorkaan has also created radio plays to nurture both children's and adults’ listening abilities. Listen to one of our radio plays here. The aim is not only to enchant audiences with the magic of radio plays but also to inspire them to create their own. To achieve this, Oorkaan offers a workshop titled 'Create Your Own Radio Play', where participants are guided by Oorkaan's workshop leaders to craft their own radio play.

A radio play comprises three key elements: music, dialogue, and sound effects. During the workshop, emphasis is placed on playing, singing, listening, and improvisation.

These radio plays are recorded in a mobile studio, allowing Oorkaan to bring the experience to various settings such as classrooms, festivals, libraries, community centers, and after-school programs. The resulting radio plays are then shared online, enabling participants to revisit their creations, listen to others' works, and share the experience with family and friends.

BOOKING INFORMATION

To book school performances (including workshops/lesson materials), please contact us using the button below. Prefer to contact us by phone? Call +31 20 244 0 218.

Archive of educational materials

Importance of music education

The experience of art, including music, has its own unique contribution to the functioning of the brain. Knowing more? Click HERE for more background information on how music develops the top functions of the child's brain.

Made possible by

The Oorkaan school concerts are made possible by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Performing Arts Fund and the Prince Bernhard Cultural Fund.