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New Materials on Teachers Pay Teachers!

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

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As the school year gets ready to begin, teachers are looking for new materials to energize their classrooms and provide quality instructional means for all their students. As such, I have created a series of texts to assist with the teaching of Music History, covering all aspects of musical culture and written for the middle to high school students. These resources can also help students who are interested in pursuing music in college to gain a strong foothold on their upcoming coursework. Presented on Teachers Pay Teachers, the Teaching Music History contains the following texts:

  • Music in Prehistoric Times
  • Music in Ancient Egypt
  • Music in Ancient Greece
  • Chant in the Middle Ages
  • Secular Music in the Middle Ages
  • Music in the Renaissance, c. 1400-1600
  • Music in the Baroque Era, c. 1600-1750
  • Music in the Classical Period, c. 1750-1825
  • Music in the Romantic Era, c. 1825-1900
  • Music in Modernism, c. 1900-2000
  • Jazz Music
  • Music in Film
  • Music in Video Games

In addition, separate handouts are available detailing the lives and music of influential composers throughout history are available. These Composer/Artist Profiles are perfect for biography mini-lessons and also come with a list of selected works that best represent that particular composer’s musical style.

These materials are available at Teacher Pay Teachers; click on the picture below to access the site:

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The Philadelphia Wind Symphony – Sunday, May 19th at 3:00 pm

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

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Hello everyone!

I’m happy to announce that the final concert of our second season at the Philadelphia Wind Symphony will be held on Sunday, May 19th at 3:00 pm in the Levitt Auditorium at the Gershman “Y” Theater in the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. We will be guest conducted by Dr. John Pastin, who serves as the Director of Bands at Rowan University.

The concert will showcase the following works:
David Maslanka – Give Us This Day
Camille Saint-Saens/arr. Singleton – Danse Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila
Ernst Toch – Spiel, Op. 39
Vincent Persichetti – Psalm for Band
Claude Debussy/arr. Sparke – The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Percy Grainger – Molly on the Shore
Claude T. Smith – Eternal Father, Strong to Save
Cesar Franck/arr. Stauffer – Le Chasseur Maudit 

Directions and more information can be found at The Philadelphia Wind Symphony’s website at www.philadelphiawindsymphony.org.

I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

– Andrew

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