Music Appreciation Teacher Resources

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African Music Quiz

For Students 6th - 9th
Quiz your class on the wonders of African music. There are approximately 25 questions broken into five sections, each section focuses on a different aspect of music applied to African music elements. Quiz topics include African music,...
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Hungarian Dance #5 by Johannes Brahms

For Students 5th - 6th
This music appreciation worksheet on "Hungarian Dance #5" by Johannes Brahms provides information about the composer and the piece. It also includes a "listening map", a music maze, and word scramble.
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Hurry Up – Slow Down

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Is your music appreciation class feeling a bit adagio this afternoon? Pick up the pace and get them feeling andante with a straightforward music theory activity. After defining several terms for musical dynamics and musical tempos,...
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The Baroque Music Period

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Music appreciation can start very early and providing a historical context makes music more meaningful. Present this information to your students to help them understand the people, music, and instruments common to the Baroque Period....
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Classical Music Appreciation (Grades 3-4 / Lesson 3)

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore the expression of mood through music and visual art. They listen to a piece by Mussorgsky, discuss the events in the musical piece, and map out the events in the music with drawings.
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"Troika" From Lt. Kije Suite by Sergei Prokofiev

For Students 5th - 6th
In this classical music appreciation worksheet, students listen to a recording of "Troika" from Lt. Kije Suiteby Sergei Prokofiev. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions and then...
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"Marche Militaire" by Franz Shubert

For Students 4th - 6th
In this music appreciation worksheet, students listen to Marche Militaire by Franz Shubert. Students read about the composer and the piece and complete a one page activity sheet about the music.
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"Gigue" From Suite in D by Philipp Telemann

For Students 4th - 6th
In this classical music appreciation activity, students listen to "Gigue" from Suite in D by Philipp Telemann. Students read about the composer and the piece and complete a 14 word crossword puzzle.
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"Turkish Rondo" From Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

For Students 5th - 6th
In this music appreciation activity, students listen to "Turkish Rondo" from Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Students read about the composer and the piece. Students follow a "listening map" and complete a...
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"Gnomes" From Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky

For Students 4th - 6th
In this classical music appreciation instructional activity, students listen to a recording of "Gnomes" from Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer...
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Symphony No. 8 in F Major by Ludwig van Beethoven

For Students 5th - 6th
In this classical music appreciation worksheet, students listen to a recording of Symphony No.8 in F Major by Ludwig van Beethoven. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 10 questions.
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"Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin

For Students 4th - 5th
In this classical music appreciation worksheet, students listen to a recording of "Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions and then complete a word...
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A Musical Textures Activity

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students identify textures in music. In this music appreciation lesson, students listen to a variety of classical music pieces and identify components of musical textures including monophony, homophony, polyphony, and heterophony.
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The Nutcracker by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

For Students 4th - 5th
In this classical music appreciation learning exercise, students listen to a recording of The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions and complete a...
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"Triumphal March" From Aida by Giuseppe Verdi

For Students 5th - 6th
In this classical music appreciation learning exercise, students listen to a recording of "Triumphal March" from Aida by Giuseppe Verdi. Kids read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions and then...
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Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein

For Students 4th - 5th
In this music appreciation worksheet, students listen to Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein. Students read about the composer and the history and structure of the piece. Students then answer 5 questions and unscramble the names of...
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Classical Music Appreciation (Grades K-2 / Lesson 5)

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the classical music excerpt, 'Sunrise,' by Maurice Ravel. They listen to the excerpt, analyze the musical piece, participate in a visualization, and create an illustration of the sunrise depicted in the music.
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Music Reading Readiness

For Teachers 1st
First graders inquire about performing arts by conducting a musical performance in class. In this music appreciation instructional activity, 1st graders examine different sounds and identify their pitch, patterns and the instrument which...
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Fanfare For the Common Man by Aaron Copland

For Students 4th - 6th
In this music appreciation worksheet, students listen to Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland. Students read about the composer and the structure and history of the piece. Students answer 6 questions about the difference between a...
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"Golliwog's Cakewalk" by Claude Debussy

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this music appreciation worksheet, learners listen to "Golliwog's Cakewalk" from Children's Corner Suite by Claude Debussy. Students read about the composer and the piece and answer 5 questions.
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"In the Hall of the Mountain King" From Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Edvard Grieg

For Students 4th - 5th
In this music appreciation worksheet, students listen to In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Edvard Grieg. Students read about the composer and the piece before answering one question.
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"Hoe-Down" From Rodeo by Aaron Copland

For Students 4th - 5th
In this music appreciation instructional activity, students listen to "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo by Aaron Copland. Students read about the composer and the piece and answer 5 questions and draw what they hear in the music.
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"Galop" From The Comedians Suite by Dmitri Kabalevsky

For Students 5th - 6th
For this music appreciation worksheet, students listen to "Galop" from The Comedians Suite by Dmitri Kabalevsky. Students read about the composer and the piece and follow a listening map. Students complete a crossword puzzle about...
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Composing Music

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore music appreciation by creating their own music pieces in class. In this music composition lesson plan, students collaborate in small groups with their instruments and compose a short song which they will play for class....

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