Composer Quest Assignment

Hello readers! I am currently substituting long-term for a teacher who is out on sick leave, and one of my more unique classes is music appreciation class. Last week we studied musical genres, this week it will be musical periods/eras. After a few days studying the different musical periods, my students will present a composer to the class using this worksheet that I provided. I will also have a PowerPoint with a picture of their composer and some music written by that composer to show the class. Here is the worksheet I gave them, as well as the list of composers I used. I would suggest putting the composers in order from earliest to latest, but I have not done that just yet. I will write a post including the PowerPoint lesson plans for the eras soon.

Composer Quest Assignment

Bach,  Handel,  Telemann, Vivaldi,Haydn,  Mozart,Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Wagner, Verdi, Brahms, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Copland, Debussy, Shoenberg, Grainger, Gershwin, Stravinsky.

Composer Resources:

Fun composer worksheets:

Flash Card Review:

Beginner’s Guide to Musical Periods:

History Resources:

Classics for Kids:


About Lady Fair

Lady is a musician with a bachelor's degree in music education. She plays multiple instruments and has participated in numerous musical ensembles, giving her a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to use in her teaching career. Of her ensemble participation, she has fifteen years of band experience, nine years choral, and four years in orchestra. Éowyn's primary instrument is clarinet, with voice and piano being close secondary instruments. Throughout her musical education career she studied voice and clarinet simultaneously. In addition to clarinet, piano, and voice, she has also studied violin and oboe at the college level, and also plays recorder, tin whistle, and other instruments in the woodwind family. If you ask her, she will say, "I chose to major in music education because I have a desire to use my knowledge and experience in music to share its beauty and foster a love of music in the hearts of my students. I hope to encourage my students to try their hardest, feel like they have accomplished something, and give them a life long passion for music." Lady currently teaches private lessons on clarinet, sax, flute, oboe, piano, and voice, and recently gained a position teaching orchestra and chorus at a local middle school. She is also a member of the Once Upon a Dream woodwind ensembles.
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