Passion, vanity, and beauty. For May, Sound Learning features Composers Datebook
from American Public Media. Each day, Composers Datebook
presents a wealth of information about a specific composer and historic musical events in a two-minute program.
Use the two-minute program to introduce your students to a wide variety of music or to sprinkle your curriculum with col-orful tidbits like how Handel's coat button saved him in a duel with his closest friend. Included on the program's website are vetted links to information about the profiled composer that day. Whether your students are studying Louis Armstrong, JS Bach, or Frank Zappa, Composers Datebook
has an archive of 1400 programs that will most likely have information on a composer your students are studying.
Included with this month's feature are lesson templates and selected resources correlated with the Minnesota Academic Standards in the Arts. Use the templates to quickly integrate Composers Datebook
into your music curriculum or create interdisciplinary lessons.