I Music – The Apollo’s Fire Discovery Series

A FREE 5-episode educational series designed for Grades K-2

Designed for young learners (ages 5-8), I Music Discovery Series features video excerpts from the Grammy®-winning baroque ensemble Apollo’s Fire. Topics covered include an introduction to baroque music and its context in history, the emotions expressed through baroque music, learning about baroque musicians and the instruments they play, baroque dancing, baroque opera, and more!

Each interactive episode lasts 15-20 minutes and comes with a supplementary teacher packet including a teacher guide, vocabulary list, and supplementary activities aligned with the Ohio Learning Standards for Music. Designed by AF’s Education Specialist Gabriella Martinez, Artistic Director Jeannette Sorrell, and Artist-in-Residence Amanda Powell. Hosted by Gabriella Martinez, Amanda Powell, and Angela Mortellaro.

Available now:

Episode 1: Meet the Orchestra
Episode 2: Meet the Composers
Episode 3: Meet the Instruments

See the preview trailers below.

Episodes 4-5 will be released in May 2021.

Are you a TEACHER who wants to use the series in your classroom? Sign up here.

Not a teacher but still want to access the series? Sign up here.

Sneak Peak of Episode 1 (Excerpts)

Sneak Peak of Episode 2 (Excerpts)

Sneak Peak of Episode 3 (Excerpts)

TEACHERS – sign up here to receive each episode and teacher packet as soon as it’s available:

Have you used I ♥ Music at your school? Please email education@apollosfire.org to let us know what you think.

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Special thanks to
The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
The Brennan Family

for their support of this video series.

“The U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band.” –CLASSICAL MUSIC MAGAZINE (UK)