This is the second part of a two-part post on teaching opportunities and ideas for September.
Many people choose to celebrate this month by enjoying a classic Latin-American dish, binging a Spanish-language TV show, and more.
MTR participates in this celebration of heritage by offering Hispanic-themed music resources. Check them out by clicking the image below.
Marco Antonio Muñiz, better known by his stage name Marc Anthony, is an American singer-songwriter popular for his Latin salsa songs and ballads.
The three-time Grammy Award and six-time Latin Grammy Award winner is also the top-selling tropical salsa artist of all time.
Learn more about Marc Anthony and his music with this MTR resource:
Nadia Boulanger was a French music teacher and conductor.
She is widely regarded as the leading teacher of composition in the 20th century.
Boulanger had a heavy influence on 20th-century music as her students included notable composers such as Lennox Berkeley, Elliott Carter, and Aaron Copland.
Boulanger was also the first woman to conduct the Boston, New York Philharmonic, and Philadelphia orchestras.
Hildegard von Bingen was a German abbess and composer.
Hildegard wrote over 70 musical compositions, each with its own original poetic text.
She is widely regarded as one of the first identifiable composers in the history of Western music.
Francesca Caccini was an Italian composer, singer, teacher. When Caccini was 20 years old, Grand Duchess Christine de Lorraine appointed her to sing and compose for the court. Caccini worked hard to gain respect and establish her career in an era dominated by men. Her only surviving stage work, La liberazione di Ruggiero, is widely considered the oldest opera by a woman composer.
Wear your eye patches and pirate hats and say “Aaaaaargh!” on September 19th because it is National Talk Like a Pirate Day!
MTR joins the voyage by featuring a large variety of pirate-themed music resources.
Gustav Holst was an English composer, and music teacher noted for the excellence of his orchestration and the international flavor of many of his works.
His most popular piece is The Planets, a seven-movement piece for orchestra that describes each Roman god after which the planets are named.
Check out MTR's resources for Gustav Holst:
Audrey Faith McGraw, known professionally as Faith Hill, is an American singer. She is one of the most successful country music artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.
Get to know more about the life and music of this award-winning musician through this MTR resource.
It is now time to say goodbye to summer as the cooler temperature of fall start rolling in. Fall is the perfect setting for a sense of comfort, warmth, and reflection.
MTR features fall-themed resources so students can enjoy learning during this wonderful season.
John Coltrane was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
Coltrane began his career by playing bebop and ended by playing free jazz.
He influenced many musicians and is one of the most important tenor saxophonists in jazz history.
Check out MTR's resources for John Coltrane.
George Gershwin was an American composer who combined classical music and jazz to create his own unique style.
Gershwin wrote music for Broadway shows, movies, the concert hall, and opera.
Several of his works became jazz standards recorded and covered in many styles.
Learn more about George Gershwin and his music with these MTR resources:
This video is of George Gershwin himself playing 'I Got Rhythm' in 1931.
Benjamin King, popularly known as Ben E. King, was an American soul and R&B singer.
He is best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me".
As a member of the Drifters, King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
Learn more about Ben E. King and his music with these MTR resources:
Listen to Ben E. King's song 'Stand by Me'. Download your free copy of this Compare and Contrast Listening sheet to use for an 'elements of music' listening lesson.
Download the 'SEPTEMBER Teaching Ideas and Resources' as a PDF to keep in your files for quick access.
See PART 1 of this blog post.
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