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Students study classical music and learn about competitions as well as musical careers. For this music study lesson, students read about the Klein String Competition and the importance of competitions in shaping musical careers. Students listen to classical music pieces and analyze the pieces. Students review music terminology, research the history of the violin family, and write a short report about the topic.
Sixth graders discover different careers in music. In this career exploration lesson, 6th graders explore four different categories of music careers: music education, music performance, music business and music therapy. Students create  a presentation for the class on the career they chose to research.
In this model letter activity, students review the best format to contact their musical career mentors as they follow the format provided.
B.B. King and Muddy Waters are two of the most famous blues performers of all time. In this music lesson, middle schoolers study the early careers and lasting musical contributions of both artists, each of whom carried the blues on to new generations.
Students identify the impact of the social injustices and Civil Rights movement on Cooke's life and career. They create lyrics to a familiar song that express a personal struggle or concern.
In this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about Gilberto Gil and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Students watch a videotape on the musical career of Aretha Franklin and explore the different careers in the music industry.
Students are introduced to the music technology programs for the next school year. They practice reading notes and playing piano. They use the internet to research careers in music.
Students compare and contrast Jamie Foxx's early musical career with the careers of J.S. Back and F.J. Haydn. They watch and discuss a segment of "VH1 Driven: Jamie Foxx," listen to a hymn, and complete a worksheet.
In this careers in music worksheet, students choose a person who works in a music career that interests them. They write a letter to this person asking for more information about his or her career.
In this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about Justin Timberlake and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Learners read an informational story about Ludwig Van Beethoven and write facts they learned when they are done reading. For this Beethoven lesson plan, students get together in groups to write their facts.
Young scholars discover different skills needed to pursue various music professions in this lesson provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. The lesson uses a video and brainstorming techniques to develop ideas about professions in music.
In this careers in music instructional activity, students choose a musician to interview by asking them 10 short answer questions ranging from training they have had to why they enjoy being a musician.
Fifth graders conduct research on various careers in music. They role-play planning group tours for music organizations, researching music entertainment, prices, and cultural events in the city their simulated group is visiting.
In this musical landscape worksheet, middle schoolers follow the directions to answer 10 short answer questions after attending a musical performance, watching one on video, or listening to one on the radio.
It's become more and more common for individuals or groups to become famous practically overnight, but what are the consequences, positive and negative, of the rise to fame? Pupils explore the negatives and positive of Internet fame while taking a close look at gender roles and stereotypes. Included are two engaging videos to watch, discussion questions and prompts, teacher background information, student handouts, extension ideas, and an assessment with an answer key.
Middle schoolers study the life of Quincy Jones and research black music for selected decades of the 20th Century. They discuss the qualities that help one create and sustain a successful career. They design a timeline of what their future career might look like after conducting Internet research.
Learners research the geographical histories of various musical genres and make maps that note important places in music history. They Write geographical biographies about one of their favorite musical artists.
Poetry can provide a great way to get a literary magazine going at your school.