Performing Groups

Musical groups that don’t compose are generally keeping older traditions alive. Some musical groups are also known for evolving musical traditions by seeking out, and even commissioning works by living composers. Then there are other groups that reinvent the works of others, putting their own particular spin on the music.  Whenever possible the links navigate…

Performers From The Past

You can always look up these performers on Wikipedia and Biography. IMDB is also a good place to get information. Biographies in book format are some of the best sources. I have included a list of performers with a link to a source that is credible, but different from the previously listed sources. The Men…

A Few Famous Musical Tunes

Search Tips: Find a song you like while browsing these playlists on YouTube. Then do a search and see if you can find staged versions. Not always possible, but it is worth a try. Rodgers and Hart Babes in Arms  Soundtrack Geroge and Ira Gershwin Gershwin Playlist – note, you have to check, not all…

Musicals

History A Brief History of Musicals History of Musicals in Film American Musical Theater History B’Way Broadway – American Musical – a PBS video series. If the link below is broken, consider getting the series from a library. Companion Site to B’Way History of British Musical Theater Notable Composers of Musical Theater John Gay Jacques…

Music Elements Objectives

This unit is focused on  appropriate vocabulary to describe elements of music. Overview: Consider this unit a building block, or foundation unit. This unit contains video lectures presenting elements of music. Assessments on Blackboard test student’s ability to correctly identify the elements presented in the lectures. Auxiliary materials in this unit include playlists for all…