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Things That Go Bump in the Night

Welcome, foolish mortals. Haunted music and monsters are just the beginning--as we get closer to Halloween, look here for more spooky resources.

Video Series
A step-by-step guide to making fake blood and other stage effects at home
Grade 5 Lesson
Learn about orchestral “program music” inspired by the spooky and bizarre
Grades 9-12 Lesson
This lesson is intended to have students investigate the idea of "monsters" in society
Flash Interactive
Dust off the cobwebs and warm up your imagtination to hear composers tell stories about supernatural creatures and events.
KC Connection
Additional music heard in the NSO Halloween Whodunit program
Your Brain On Music
Music that goes bump in the night
Article
Halloween decorating secrets from theater designers
Article
Have you ever wanted to scare your friends around the campfire? This article will tell you how!
Audio
Learn how composers creates music that can create or enhance mood in a film.
Grades 3-4 Lesson
Compare the artistic and cultural traditions of the U.S. celebration of Halloween and Mexico's Day of the Dead
Audio Series
Learn about and record your own old-time radio show
Article
Children can learn about storytelling by writing and performing their own radio play
Cuesheet
Is it ever cool to "boo" the orchestra? It is on Halloween!
KC Connection
Additional music heard in the NSO Halloween Spooktacular: The Sequel! program
This Day in the Arts
January 19, 1809: Edgar Allen Poe is born in Boston, Massachusetts
This Day in the Arts
March 11, 1818: Frankenstein is published
This Day in the Arts
April 05, 1974: Stephen King’s first novel is published
This Day in the Arts
April 22, 1935: The Bride of Frankenstein opens in movie theaters
This Day in the Arts
May 18, 1897: Bram Stoker's Dracula is published
This Day in the Arts
June 20, 1975: Jaws opens in movie theaters
This Day in the Arts
July 07, 1901: Costume designer Eiji Tsuburaya is born in Sugakawa City, Japan
This Day in the Arts
August 13, 1899: Alfred Hitchcock is born in London, England
This Day in the Arts
August 22, 565 C.E.: St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Scotland’s Loch Ness
This Day in the Arts
October 30, 1938: War of the Worlds is broadcast on the radio
This Day in the Arts
December 02, 1982: Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video is released
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