The Unspoken Composers

Students will research and share their findings on the biography of a  composer of the Western classical art music genre who identifies with a social group of an under-represented identity.  The Unspoken Composers Google Force Copy The Unspoken Composers Word...

Syncopated Rhythms in Mento Music

Suggested Level: Grade 4 In this lesson, students will build on prior knowledge of syncopated rhythms to listen to, identify, and perform a Caribbean song with syncopated rhythms. This lesson was developed by Karen Cyrus – Helen Carswell Research Associate....

Listening Response to Spirituals

Suggested Level: Grade 7 and 8 In this lesson, students develop their focused listening and analysis skills while listening to and watching a video of a choir singing an African-American spiritual. Students learn a brief history of the spiritual, and give written...

Exploring Indigenous Music

Suggested Level: Grade 7 and 8 This lesson asks students to engage with the critical analysis process as a way of understanding cultural influences on Indigenous musics. The goal of this lesson is to give students an opportunity to see how knowing the cultural context...