Composer Spotlight is a Podcast series designed for an upper elementary audience. Each weekly episode spotlight’s a different composer, sharing biographical information along with listening examples of the composer’s music. Due to the limited instructional time with my students, I don’t spend a lot of time teaching about different composers and thought by providing this series, kids could have an opportunity to learn about different composers and their music. This first episode spotlights Mozart, his life, and two of his musical works: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Turkish March. I think this podcast would be a great flipped activity where the children listen to the Podcasts on their own and when they come back to class we can spend more time collectively digging deeper into the composer and his music. Click here to listen to the Podcast.
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