Help students build a framework in which to embed a close study of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath
Explore the most popular ballet of all time
A look at vocal types and the various colors and textures of the human voice
Your Brain On Music
When songs get stuck... get stuck... get stuck... in our brains
Music that goes bump in the night
Have you ever wanted to scare your friends around the campfire? This article will tell you how!
Is it ever cool to "boo" the orchestra? It is on Halloween!
Hip-hop is global, lapping on every shore and landing at every airport. But what does Hip-Hop mean?
Love: the wit, wisdom, and poetry it inspires
How does poetry change when it transforms from written to spoken word?
How to hear Bessie Smith “sing” in Romare Bearden’s art
Master + Work
Find out how Ailey explored themes of African American heritage and culture through dance
Jazz musicians Billy Taylor and Frank Wess lead you through their hometown's music scene in this six-part audio series
Legacy tools built in Flash, which is not supported on some popular mobie devices.
In The Problem We All Live With, artist Norman Rockwell took a stand against racism
The Story Behind The Song
In this story, find out how a song helped steel the courage of African Americans as they struggled for civil rights
Shadowing the president is difficult, but White House photographers must capture every moment for history
Early modern dancers were rebels who weren't afraid to redefine dance
This article gives you the stories behind the words—“From the Halls of Montezuma, To the shores of Tripoli”
There is a lot of great stuff for you to search and explore!
Music, emotions, and imagination have gone together ever since the first cave dweller banged on a rock. Modern brain research is helping us understand why.
“Yankee Doodle” may be a popular kids’ tune today, but it got its start as a song of war.
When it comes to telling the true account of an event or an historical time period, there’s nothing more real or more exciting than a primary source
In White Angel Breadline, her first documentary photograph, Dorothea Lange enabled Americans to see the tragic effects of the Great Depression. The image evoked national sympathy, rather than scorn, for the hungry and homeless.
So, you want to be a singer. What's next? A beginner's guide to starting a vocal career
A look at some of opera's most demanding female roles
Ever wonder what makes one voice sound different from the next? Check out this look at (and listen to) vocal types and the various colors and textures of the human voice
Folk singer Woody Guthrie wrote this song to celebrate America’s bounty and to protest that not all Americans were getting their fair share
Through the history of popular songs, discover how history is full of surprising stories of people doing amazing things
In this story, find out how a captured poet penned the song that became the country’s national anthem
The amazing sound system in the human brain helps explain why people everywhere fill their lives with music
They were rebels, they were American, and they dared to be different: the makers of modern dance
A mini-course in starting a singing career
Pointers for your next singing audition
One of the jobs of a lighting designer is to be an illusionist; to convince the audience they’re somewhere special
Discover how Julia Howe’s hymn helped inspire the North in its fight to reunite the country and free African-American slaves
The pas de deux is not just a dance of love
Putting the "sad" in sad songs
You've been assigned to a chorus. Now what? Some helpful hints for the young singer
What does it really take to become a professional singer?
Shakespeare made the pursuit of love just as difficult as leading men to war, or solving your father's murder
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