Music!... To Let Us Perform
5 From the Performer's Perspective
Anderson Web Site
Meet the amazing African American contralto Marian Anderson. Hear
Anderson talk about her career, and check out some of her recordings.
Listen to "My Country 'Tis of Thee" from her famous April 1939 Lincoln
Memorial concert. What were Anderson's feelings about this concert?
6 From the Audience's Perspective
MHN Instrument Encyclopedia
Check out this site for a list of links about musical instruments.
Choose an unusual instrumentthe didgeridoo, maybe, or the alphorn
or theraminand find out more about it.
Community Guide: Midori
Read an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal about the life
and career of violin prodigy Midori. How would the life of a prodigy
like Midori be different from that of an ordinary teen?
7 Virtuoso Performers
Learn more about Franz Lizst and his career. Also, hear some of
his most famous pieces. What would life have been like for a nineteenth
Great site on the life and career of violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini,
who had to publish letters from his mother to convince some people
that he was really human. What childhood disease almost caused Paganini
to be mistaken for dead? Find out here.
Guitar Net: Andrés Segovia HomePage
Check out the amazing classical guitarist Andrés Segovia.
What goals did he have for himself and for the guitar? Did he achieve
8 Alone and Together
American Flute Gallery
See two different styles of beautifully crafted Native American
flutes. How do the flutes differ from each other? How do they differ
from the flutes you see in your school band?
Internet Renaissance Band
What were people listening to a millenium or so ago? Hear MIDI files
of many varieties of early music. See if you can find a listening
example of each of these musical texturesmonophonic, homophonic,
Three Encore! Musical Artistry in High Schools
for Singers: Dos and Don'ts
Review the tips provided here. Then team up with other members of
your choir to make posters or checklists of healthy singing habits
for other choir members. With the help of your choir director, you
might share your information with elementary choirs in your community.
Keep yourself in top performing condition. At this site, learn how
to stretch yourself before practice and how to pay attention to
the aches and pains you feel. Find out what preventative measures
you should take to avoid injuries associated with your instrument.
Sight-Singers Resource Center
Practice and improve your sight-singing skills at this site. You'll
also have the opportunity to review the different methods of learning
to sight-sing as well as definitions of terms and concepts.
String Pedagogy Notebook
If you are a string player, this site has everything you need to
know about caring for and performing with your instrument. The site
includes photographs that show you how to hold a bow, even video
clips of proper technique.
Tips for Choral Singers
Brush up on the techniques you need to keep your voice strong and
healthy. Read through the information provided here, then demonstrate
correct singing posture for your class.