Careers in Music Teacher Resources

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Overcoming Pressures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students view a video that presents the musical career of vocalist Josh Groban and pay special attention to his performance anxiety and how he has dealt with these fears. They identify ways in which they can combat other types of anxiety.
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Careers in Music

For Teachers 5th
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.
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Careers in Music - Letter Writing Checklist

For Students 8th - 9th
For 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.
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Musical Roles

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students watch a videotape on the musical career of Aretha Franklin and explore the different careers in the music industry.
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VH1 Driven: Jamie Foxx

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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.
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Model Letter

For Students 7th - 8th
In this model letter worksheet, students review the best format to contact their musical career mentors as they follow the format provided.
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That's a Good Questions Worksheet: Interview Questions

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In this question worksheet, students generate several questions they would use to interview their music career mentor before the actual interview.
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Lesson 12- Quincy Jones:What Makes an American Master?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students 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...
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"Humor" Afro-American Symphony (Third Movement)

For Students 3rd - 5th
A fun way for young learners to explore music and their personal reaction to it, this worksheet includes a short reading passage about musician William Grant Still, a word scramble, a matching activity and two short writing prompts. Some...
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The Business of Art: Klein String Competition

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study classical music and learn about competitions as well as musical careers. In this music study lesson, students read about the Klein String Competition and the importance of competitions in shaping musical careers. Students...
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Lesson Plan for Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the music of Russian composer, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. They compare the sounds individual instruments make. They listen to and study the story of "Scheherazade" and compare it to other pieces that also portray a story or...
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Gilberto Gil

For Students 4th - 8th
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...
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Create a Popstar

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young scholars develop an awareness of one's media and consumer habits. They recognize advertising techniques, such as the use of celebrity spokespersons and music.
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Gospel Beginnings - Lesson 1

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners identify genres of music that influenced musical style of Aretha Franklin. They identify musical characteristics of gospel and sing a gospel selection. They pay particular attention to the call and response style.
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From Sacred to Secular: Exploration of Vocal Styles/Crossing between styles - Lesson 2

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners identify some of Aretha Franklin's vocal qualities and techniques. They have a discussion of styles of music they heard on the video, including gospel, jazz, pop, rhythm and blues, and opera.
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A Voice for the Times

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students make connections with events of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's with songs made popular by Aretha Franklin.
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Justin Timberlake

For Students 4th - 8th
In this famous person instructional activity, 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,...
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Making Choices

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss Classical era, listen to classical violinist Midori share her insights into choosing a career path, discuss various career choices, and discuss ways to approach choosing a career in music.
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Ferde Grofe

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners participate in three different activities centered around Ferde Grofe. The different lessons are used to introduce music and the artist to the class. They listen to stories that music tells, and create their own sand painting...