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.
Bach, Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi,Haydn, Mozart,Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Wagner, Verdi, Brahms, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Copland, Debussy, Shoenberg, Grainger, Gershwin, Stravinsky.
Fun composer worksheets: http://makingmusicfun.net/htm/mmf_great_composer_worksheets_index.htm
Flash Card Review: http://quizlet.com/1877599/the-six-eras-of-music-history-flash-cards/
Beginner’s Guide to Musical Periods: http://www.good-music-guide.com/articles/periods.htm
Classics for Kids: http://www.classicsforkids.com/composers/