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Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel

Quick Facts Born in Germany Gifted pianist Romantic period Older sister of Felix Mendelssohn Composed more than 460 pieces of music See also composers biography biography YouTube https://youtu.be/uOrplq_9SH8https://youtu.be/ti1eZ2B63Ro Mendelssohn Hensel poster (PDF) Download PDF

Clara Schumann

Quick Facts Born in Germany Gifted pianist, child prodigy Romantic period Traveled around Europe giving concerts, starting at the age of 11 At the age of 18, she performed to sold-out crowds Continued to tour and perform for more than ...

Florence Price

Quick Facts Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S. First black female composer to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra Played her first piano recital at the age of four First composition was published at the age of ...

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Quick Facts Esteemed British composer of the early 20th century Born in London, England Started to play the violin at the age of five Joined the Royal College of Music at the age of 15 Became a professor and conductor ...

Duke Ellington

Quick Facts One of the originators of big-band jazz Had a big influence on the music of the twentieth century in classical, popular and jazz music genres Composed thousands of pieces Born in Washington, D.C., U.S. Started playing the piano ...

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Lyrics First known classical composer of African descent to receive critical acclaim Born in Guadaloupe in the Caribbean to a wealthy colonial and his African slave Moved to France as a child Was one of the most important composers in ...

Scott Joplin

Poster / Handouts / Worksheets / Assessments (See download at bottom of page.) PowerPoint (See downloads at bottom of page.) 9 slides Quick Facts Known as “The King of Ragtime” Born in the United States in (most likely) 1867 and ...

Orchestra Printables

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Percussion Family

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Brass Family

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