Teachers Rock: Rock the Classical

Thursday, January 17: 4 p.m. - Thursday, January 17: 5:30 p.m.

The worlds of classical music and rock and roll are often seen in opposition to each other when in fact, composition, arrangement and performance techniques of both styles often influence the other. In this special Teachers Rock co-hosted by the College Orchestra Directors Association (CODA), Rock Hall educators Jason Hanley and Kathryn Metz will present class material from “Ambassador to the Orchestra: The Arranger in Rock and Roll.” The class will be followed by arrangements of songs by the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel and others performed by by the Oxford Chamber Orchestra, The Mergers (Miami University) and Northern Kentucky University Ensemble.

Teachers Rock is free with a reservation. To attend, email education@rockhall.org with TEACHERS ROCK in the subject line.



The College Orchestra Directors Association is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of college and university orchestra programs through the collaborative assistance, insights, knowledge, creativity, resources and shared vision of its members. CODA champions the art of teaching and performing orchestral music and strives to encourage and support the artistic, professional and personal growth of college orchestra directors and their students. The association serves as an advocate for the crucial dual roles of the orchestra in the higher education community; namely, providing an essential component in the development of educated students of all majors, and refining the vocational and personal skills required of those preparing for various careers in music and other disciplines.


This event is part of:

Teachers Rock

Teachers Rock

Professional Development Workshops for K-12 Educators


Teachers Rock is a professional development workshop series for K-12 level teachers and school administrators interested in integrating popular music into core-curriculum teaching.  This quarterly series is offered free of charge and is held on-site at the Rock Hall. 


Each Teachers Rock session will spotlight a specific grade band or content area by exploring great moments in rock and roll history and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees who made those moments happen.  Educators will learn how to use appropriate arts-integrated activities and instructional methods and will receive featured lessons and resources for use in their own classrooms.  Participants are encouraged to share and workshop their own lessons and strategies with colleagues in our open discussion forum.  Documentation of participation is available at the close of each session.



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