Nine Noteworthy: Black Composers
By Krista Hart
Bios, Reviews, Reflection Questions, and Writing Prompts
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Nine names you need to know! Each composer is introduced with a quick-read Bio, brief Composer Connections facts, and a Listening Lab identifying important works and key elements to discover in each musical selection. Students may check what they learned on the Review page, and then connect with the composer's life and times through Reflection Questions, and a culminating Writing Prompt. This digital book includes fillable fields for onscreen use, or you may print and copy classroom handouts. Edited for cultural sensitivity by a professional equity consultant. Present these personalities individually throughout the year, or explore them all in February to celebrate Black History Month. Composers include: Joseph Bologne, Scott Joplin, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, William Grant Still, Duke Ellington, Wynton Marsalis, and Rhiannon Giddens.