The Instruments of the Orchestra

Learn about the instruments of the orchestra: what they’re made from, how they produce sound, and where to spot them in the orchestra.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Listen by Instrument
Hear what each orchestra instrument sounds like.

The Wide World of Music: Listen by Instrument
Includes orchestra instruments and others from around the world.

The New York Philharmonic Kidszone
This famous group introduces the workings of orchestra through detailed audio and visual information about instruments and classical musical eras. 

Keeping Score Interactive
Explore of the stories behind some of classical music’s turning points. Presented by the San Francisco Symphony. 

Make your own instruments!

Printable Worksheets

Coloring Pages

Classics for Kids
Companion site to the radio show Classics for Kids. Includes interactive games, excerpts from the show including explanations of musical terms and a selection of pieces.

General Resources

Musical America Worldwide
2019-20 Guide to music schools

Classical King FM
Seattle’s classical radio station. Listen to all types of classical music online or over the air. Includes guides to local events, videos of interviews and performances and program guides.

Women Composers DatabaseInformation on hundreds of women classical composers.

Classical Net Composer Index
Biographies and discographies of classical composers

The Glossary of World Percussion Instruments

Young Artists Competition
The Bremerton WestSound Symphony is looking for exceptional young musicians, one or more of whom may be selected as winners. Winner(s) may be invited to perform in Bremerton WestSound Symphony’s April 18 and April 19 “Beethoven and Blooming Brilliance” concert. Additional winners may be invited to perform in our Rising Stars Showcase in June.