Music Lesson Plans in High School Arts

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Lesson Plan: Americans at the Movies - Communicating with Cuts
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS, HS
Use this lesson from The Story of Movies film study curriculum to introduce students to early filmmaking techniques. Students will screen the 1903...
Lesson Plan: Empathy, Movies, and the Common Good, Part 2
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
What is historical empathy? How do movies personalize the political? In this lesson, through selected scenes from Steven Spielberg's film, "Lincoln...
CLASSICAL CLASSROOM, EPISODE 175:  ANGELA DRAGHICESCU
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  • Music
  • MS, HS
Pianist Angela Draghicescu never meant to become a classical music investigator. But a simple desire to play good music led her to an unavoidable...
CLASSICAL CLASSROOM, EPISODE 176: COMPOSING MUSIC FOR FILM ABOUT MUSIC WITH JONO HILL
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  • Music
  • MS, HS
Composer Jono Hill was given a unique task: to compose the score for a film about a classical musician. The movie As Far as the Eye Can See (directed...
CLASSICAL CLASSROOM, EPISODE 177: SHARON ISBIN ON SPANISH ART SONG, TM, AND EVERYTHING ELSE
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  • Music
  • MS, HS
Hold on to your hats, people: This episode with multi-Grammy Award winning classical guitarist Sharon Isbin covers a lot. Because how often do you...
CLASSICAL CLASSROOM, EPISODE 178: ANNE AKIKO MEYERS ON WORKING WITH SUPERHEROES
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  • Music
  • MS, HS
Arguably, Anne Akiko Meyers is darn admirable herself. The violinist has scads of fans. She’s been Billboard’s #1 classical artist. I mean, she’s...
CLASSICAL CLASSROOM, EPISODE 179: THE MIRO QUARTET ON BEETHOVEN’S OPUS 131, AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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  • Music
  • MS, HS
Life isn’t always puppies and kittens (she stated sagely). Sometimes, it can be downright tough – maybe your family is falling apart and you’re a...
CLASSICAL CLASSROOM, EPISODE 180: ICELANDIC MUSIC HISTORY 101 WITH SÆUNN THORSTEINSDÓTTIR
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  • Music
  • MS, HS
Cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir is from the once-isolated island country of Iceland, a land of ice and snow and geothermal power and awesome music. In...
LESSON PLAN:  AMERICANS AT THE MOVIES, FEATURING CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S THE IMMIGRANT
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS, PD
In the first decades of the 20th century, Americans embraced a revolutionary new technology—motion pictures. This lesson, which features Charlie...
10 Lesson Unit Plan for High School Beginning Choir
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  • Music
  • High School
This is a two-week (ten days) unit that introduces beginning choir students to music score reading, including how to read music. Each lesson builds...