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Composers Timeline

For Students K - 12th
Take a quick tour through the last 350 years of music composition with an interactive timeline tool. As learners scroll through the years, they see which composers were born and working during the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern...
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Camp for Composers - Activity 1

For Teachers 4th - 11th
Learners compose original songs in 4/4 time to learn the elements used in the formation of music: tempo, pitch, meter, rhythm, and melody. This introductory lesson can be done in two 30-minute class periods.
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Composers and Their Countries

For Students K - 12th
How many of the world's greatest composers were born in Austria? Or Germany? Or the United States? An interactive map provides young musicians with information about prominent composers in the last few centuries, as well as the periods...
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A Composer Leads the Way

For Students 4th - 5th
What song is playing? A music activity focuses on composers throughout history, their famous works, and the instruments in each piece. As pupils complete the worksheet they play a short game to review music theory terms.
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The Elements of Music—How do Composers Plan?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The introduction to Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and the finale of his Symphony No. 4 provide young musicians with an opportunity to investigate the music elements composers employ to develop the themes they want to create. They compare the...
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Composers in Music History

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
What do Johann Sebastian Bach and Miles Davis have in common? Much more than class members might imagine. The comparison of these two famous composers is just one lesson in a unit that investigates many facets of the music industry...
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Interviews with Famous Composers

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students research a composer using both Internet and print media. They demonstrate how to read a piece of music. They conduct interviews of each other to determine material for a news broadcast which they videotape as they simulate...
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Compose and Decompose Angles

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
What does it mean to decompose an angle? You can compose and decompose angles just like shapes or numbers. Real-world examples are used to demonstrate how angles can be broken into smaller parts. An angle is decomposed into two smaller...
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19th & 20th Century Composers: Exoticism

For Teachers 8th - 12th
VH1 Music Studio has put out another great lesson that incorporates analysis, compare/contrast, and musical terminology. Kids will listen to the song "Habanera" considering the use of specific instruments in evoking a sense of location....
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Classical Music Composers Puzzle

For Students 5th - 12th
In this composers word search puzzle, students identify the names of famous composers of classical music. Examples include Mozart and Bach. A list of 60 names is provided to assist students in their search.
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Famous Composers

For Students 6th - 8th
In this music instructional activity, students find the words that are associated with the naming of famous composers. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Be Sharp and Never Flat

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
An outstanding lesson on music awaits your young composers! They learn about patterns found in music, the different sections of an orchestra, and see the differences between musicians and a composer. Excellent streamed videos and good...
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Notable American Composers

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students visit web sites for each of the composersand listen to selections of each composer's music and place important dates of the composers into a pre-printed time line.
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Composer Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students use a database to research a composer of their choice. They complete a composer scavenger hunt and complete a worksheet. They listen to their music as well.
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Baroque Composers

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study Baroque composers. In this music lesson, rotate trough three stations, collecting information on particular Baroque composers. Worksheets, information cards, and procedure included.
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Duke Ellington: Great American Musician and Composer

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students delve into the life and music of Duke Ellington as a major American musician and composer. The elements that made the sound of his orchestra unique and the talents of his band members are explored in this lesson.
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ELA Lesson Plan Focusing on Artists and Composers

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students research a selected composer and artist. They write a biography about each one and include information about at least two works created by the chosen artist or composer. Students note similar characteristics of their compared...
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Composer/Musician Study

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils research a musician or composer of their choice and present their research through a written paper and free choice activity. This lesson plan can be done over the course of five to six classes with some homework. The paper...
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Composer Corner

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study composers. In this music lesson, 5th graders research five different composers from various musical eras using a computer assisted lesson. Students complete a multiple choice test about the composers.
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Composers

For Students 8th - 10th
In this music instructional activity, students use the appropriate reference and respond to 4 fill in the blank questions about composers and famous song titles.
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A Bear of a Poem: Composing and Performing Found Poetry

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Scholars work collaboratively to compose a found poem from one of their favorite stories. With a finished product in hand, class members form a circle and perform their work for an audience by taking turns reciting one line till the poem...
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Composers and Musical Terms

For Students 9th - 12th
In this music worksheet, students look for the words found in the word search that name composers and parts of music. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Composers and Their Styles

For Students 9th - 12th
In this music worksheet, students find the words that are naming the major composers and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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"Infernal Dance" From The Firebird, by Igor Stravinsky

For Students 3rd - 5th
This worksheet about Stravinsky's ballet, The Firebird, provides information about the composer, the ballet, and the "Infernal Dance." It also includes questions about the music, as well as extension activities such as a puppet show.

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